Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nick Damore
Goaltender Nick Damore was a fixture in the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania during the 30's and 40's playing parts of twelve seasons there starting in 1934. Damore, born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on July 10th, 1916 was a seven time All-Star for the Hershey Bears and twice won the George L. Davis Trophy given to the netminder with the fewest goals against in the Eastern Hockey League. Damore got a chance to play in the NHL in the middle of his minor league career when Boston Bruins goaltender Frank Brimsek was injured.

Damore joined the Bruins for a game versus the Montreal Canadiens on January 25th, 1942. Damore recorded the victory thanks in part to solid offensive support from his new teammates who scored seven goals in the 7-3 victory. After his one game audition Damore returned to the minors for good.

After his final season with the Hershey Bears in 1946, Damore joined the Philadelphia Rockets of the American Hockey League for the 1946-47 campaign then Damore retired from hockey.

He returned, however, a year later and played two more seasons in the Eastern Hockey League before retiring a second and final time in 1952.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1932-33 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Jr. 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1933-34
1934-35 Hershey B'ars EAHL 21 10 9 2 3 2.67 6 3 3 0 0 3.67
1935-36 Hershey B'ars EAHL 22 16 5 1 5 1.91 5 0 3.00
1935-36 Baltimore Orioles EAHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
1936-37 Hershey B'ars EAHL 34 18 9 7 1 1.79 4 3 1 0 1 2.16
1937-38 Hershey B'ars EAHL 57 31 15 11 7 2.36
1938-39 Providence Reds IAHL 43 16 18 9 6 2.80
1938-39 Hershey Bears IAHL 2 1 1 0 0 4.00
1939-40 Hershey Bears IAHL 42 21 18 3 4 2.53 6 3 3 0 1 2.50
1940-41 Hershey Bears AHL 56 24 23 9 4 3.27 10 6 4 0 2 1.88
1941-42 Hershey Bears AHL 56 33 17 6 4 2.94 10 6 4 0 1 2.61
1941-42 Boston Bruins NHL 1 1 0 0 0 3.00
1942-43 Hershey Bears AHL 54 34 13 7 2 2.92 6 2 4 0 1 3.73
1943-44 Hershey Bears AHL 54 30 16 8 6 2.46 7 3 4 0 0 2.54
1944-45 Hershey Bears AHL 57 27 23 7 7 3.08 11 6 5 0 0 2.63
1945-46 Hershey Bears AHL 46 20 21 5 3 3.47
1946-47 Philadelphia Rockets AHL 56 5 44 7 1 6.11
1947-48
1948-49
1949-50
1950-51 Johnstown Jets EAHL 23 10 11 1 2 3.86 6 2 4 0 0 4.50
1951-52 Washington Lions EAHL 12 2 9 1 0 4.75
NHL Totals 1 1 0 0 0 3.00


Brother of Hank
EAHL Second All-Star Team (1935)
EAHL First All-Star Team (1936, 1937, 1938)
George L. Davis Jr. Trophy (fewest goals against - EAHL) (1937, 1938)
AHL First All-Star Team (1944, 1945, 1946)
Promoted to Boston from Hershey (AHL) to replace injured Frank Brimsek, January 25, 1942. (Boston 7, Montreal 3)