Netminder Hec Fowler played seven games with the Boston Bruins in 1924-25. Most of his success as a pro came in the PCHA and the Cal-Pro circuit. His free and easy attitude on the ice drove some of his coaches mad but it helped keep Fowler sane, especially when he was peppered with a host of shots during his brief appearance behind the Bruins' leaky defense.
The native of Saskatoon, Sakatchewan played with the local Pilgrims of the SSHL in 1915-16. The next year he signed with the Seattle Canaries of the PCHA before spending a year guarding the Seattle Metropolitans' net. In 1917-18 he led the Association with eleven wins and put forth a fine 3.34 goals against average. Fowler was named to the PCHA first all-star team in 1917 and the second team the following year.
Fowler served a year in the military at the end of World War I before joining the Victoria Cougars for five seasons. Over that span he played 130 games and led the PCHA with 16 wins in 1922-23. In October 1924, Fowler was traded to the Boston Bruins as they prepared for their inaugural NHL season. He suited up for seven games and also played a few contests with the Edmonton Eskimos of the WCHL.
Through the remainder of the decade Fowler took two seasons off and also toiled for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Prairie League and the Cal-Pro League's Oakland Sheiks. He led the California circuit in playoff wins his last two seasons while helping Oakland win consecutive championships. He brought his 15-year pro career to a close in 1931.