Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jack MacKell

Jack MacKell was a 5'7" 150lb swingman, playing both on right wing and right defense. He was a rover in his youth and early days.

Born in Ottawa in 1894, much of his hockey career either pre-dated the National Hockey League or was interrupted by his service in the First World War. He did play two seasons in the NHL, both times winning the Stanley Cup with his hometown Ottawa Senators (1920 and 1921).

He retired and moved to Montreal where he excelled in a career with lithography. He also raised a family, including son Fleming who went on to enjoy a 13 year career in the NHL with Boston and Toronto. Jack also had two daughters, Joanne and Maureen.

Jack MacKell died of a heart attack on November 25th, 1961. Always a sports fan, he was watching a football game at the time of his death.


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