Hamilton Shore, known to all as 'Hamby' was born on February 12th, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario. Shore, a versatile player that played both left wing and defense during his career, played Senior and semi-pro hockey for a few years but was forced to sit out the entire 1908-09 season due to illness. With his health restored he settled in with his hometown Ottawa Senators during the 1909-10 campaign.
Shore showed impeccable timing as he joined the Ottawa squad just in time to capture a Stanley Cup title, with Shore scoring three goals in the four game tournament. Shore had eight years of seniority with the Senators when the club joined the National Hockey League in 1917 following the folding of their previous loop, the National Hockey Association.
Shore played 20 games with the Senators in 1917-18 and scored three goals and 11 points. Tragically, his first NHL season was also his last. Just prior to the 1918-19 campaign, Shore, just 32 years old, died.