Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hec Fowler
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1909-10 Saskatoon Rovers SCJHL
1909-10 Saskatoon Bankers SCSHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1910-11 Saskatoon Westerns SCSHL
1911-12 Saskatoon Wholesalers SPHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1912-13
1913-14
1914-15
1915-16 Saskatoon Pilgrims N-SSHL
1915-16 Saskatoon Pilgrims Al-Cup 2 0 2 0 0 5.00
1916-17 Spokane Canaries PCHA 23 8 15 0 0 6.20
1917-18 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 18 11 7 0 1 3.34 2 0 1 1 0 1.50
1918-19
1919-20 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 22 10 12 0 1 3.21
1920-21 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 24 10 13 1 3 3.43
1921-22 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 24 11 12 1 1 2.86
1922-23 Victoria Cougars PCHA 30 16 14 0 4 2.76 2 1 1 0 0 2.50
1923-24 Victoria Cougars PCHA 30 11 18 1 0 3.35
1924-25 Boston Bruins NHL 7 1 6 0 0 6.16
1924-25 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 8 5 3 0 1 3.63
1925-26
1926-27 Edmonton Eskimos PrHL 32 12 18 2 0 4.06
1927-28
1928-29 Oakland Sheiks Cal-Pro
1929-30 Oakland Sheiks Cal-Pro 42 24 12 6 1.71 4 3 0 1 1 1.20
1930-31 Oakland Sheiks Cal-Pro 4 2 1 1 0 2.60
NHL Totals 7 1 6 0 0 6.16


PCHA First All-Star Team (1917)
PCHA Second All-Star Team (1918)
Signed as a free agent by Seattle (PCHA), December 25, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (PCHA), December 14, 1919. Traded to Boston by Victoria (PCHA) for cash, October 29, 1924. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WCHL), January 28, 1925.