Oct 25, 2010

Red Hamill

October 25, 1945:
HAWKS DEFEAT BRUINS, 5-4, IN HOCKEY OPENER - M. Bentley, Hamill Each Score Twice: A pair of unassisted goals by Capt. Red Hamill during the last seven minutes of play gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 5 to 4 victory over the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey league's 1945-'46 opener tonight in Boston Garden.
Captain Red Hamill was midway through his career with the Blackhawks on that opening night of play in 1945. A left winger for the Hawks from the 1941-42 through the 1950-51 seasons, for a total of 360 games, Hamill is number 63 on the team's all-time points list with 192. He was also with the Boston Bruins in 1939 when they won the Stanley Cup. Hamill passed away in 1985 at age 68.

In 1948, he signed what apparently was the official Blackhawks' Christmas card:

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