Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Goldie Prodger
Goldie Prodgers made his professional debut while skating for the Waterloo Professionals of the OPHL. Although a defenseman by trade, his swift skating skill landed him on a forward line where he scored nine goals in 16 games.

Prodgers quickly became a fan favourite wherever he performed. He loved to play a tough, hard-hitting but honest game. As a player, he was described as a firebrand hurtling down the ice or like a shell just fired from a big British gun. He was also noted for using his stick like a war club.

In his second pro season, he joined the Quebec Bulldogs of the NHA where he joined "Bad Joe" Hall on defense and helped lead his club to a Stanley Cup victory in 1912. Over the five seasons that followed, Prodgers suited up for five different clubs spread out across Canada's frozen ponds. The fifth squad was the Montreal Canadiens, a team he joined in 1915-16, just in time for another Stanley Cup victory.

But then World War I descended upon the globe as Prodgers enlisted in the Canadian army, serving in Europe for two years. After returning to hockey, he signed on for a season with the Toronto St. Pats before moving down the highway to the newly-formed and lowly Hamilton Tigers. There, he was shuttled between defense and the forward lines over his four seasons with the club, although, the team's poor fortunes remained unchanged.

Prodgers retired from the NHL in 1925. He made a brief showing with the London Panthers of the Can-Pro league in 1926-27 and then left the ice to coach the club the following year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1908-09 London Athletics OHA-Jr.
1909-10 London Wingers OHA-Int.
1910-11 Waterloo Colts OPHL 16 9 0 9 1 0 0 0
1911-12 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 18 3 0 3 15
1911-12 Quebec Bulldogs St-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1912-13 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 15 6 0 6 21
1912-13 Victoria Aristocrats Exhib. 3 1 0 1 2
1913-14 Quebec Bulldogs NHA 20 2 3 5 11
1914-15 Montreal Wanderers NHA 18 8 5 13 54 2 0 0 0 15
1915-16 Montreal Canadiens NHA 24 8 3 11 86
1915-16 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 4 3 0 3 13
1916-17 Toronto 228th Battalion NHA 12 16 3 19 30
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20 Toronto St. Pats NHL 16 8 6 14 4
1920-21 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 18 9 27 8
1921-22 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 15 6 21 4
1922-23 Hamilton Tigers NHL 23 13 4 17 17
1923-24 Hamilton Tigers NHL 23 9 4 13 6
1924-25 Hamilton Tigers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1925-26
1926-27 London Panthers Can-Pro 16 1 0 1 10
1927-28 London Panthers Can-Pro
NHL Totals 111 63 29 92 39


OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1909) Signed as a free agent by Waterloo (OPHL), January 5, 1911. Signed by Victoria (PCHA) after jumping contract with Quebec (NHA), November 18, 1912. Traded to Mtl. Wanderers (NHA) by Quebec (NHA) for cash, December 4, 1914. NHL rights transferred to Quebec by NHL when Quebec franchise returned to NHL, November 25, 1919.
Suspended by Quebec after refusing to report to training camp, November 27, 1919. Traded to Montreal by Quebec for Ed Carpenter, December 21, 1919. Traded to Toronto by Montreal for Harry Cameron, January 14, 1920. Traded to Montreal by Toronto with Joe Matte for Harry Cameron, November 27, 1920. Traded to Hamilton by Montreal with Jack Coughlin, Joe Matte and loan of Billy Coutu for 1920-21 season for Harry Mummery, Jack McDonald and Dave Ritchie, November 27, 1920.