Gordon "Gordie" Drillon
After serving his apprenticeship in the junior leagues and as a professional in Pittsburgh and Syracuse, Gordon Drillon moved to Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto for six fabulous seasons and the to the Montreal forum and Les Canadiens.In his second year in the National Hockey League, he won the scoring championship, the Lady Byng Trophy and the right wing all-star berth.In his third season, he was voted by the fans as the most popular player in the league.His averages of 42 points, including 22 goals and only 9 minutes in penalties per season, are indicative of the quality of this amazing talent from Moncton.Fans remember well his line of Apps, Drillon, and Davidson, as one of the greatest of all time. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 27, 1970.
Played in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936-42 and later with the Montreal Canadiens for the 1942-43 season
Won the Stanley Cup with Toronto in 1942
Was the NHL’s leading scorer in the 1937-38 season Three-time NHL all-star (1938, ’39 and ’42)
Won the NHL’s Art Ross and Lady Byng trophies in 1938 I
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975 and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1989