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Howie Morenz

1902 - 1937

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Howard William Morenz (September 21, 1902 – March 8, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Beginning in 1923, he played centre for three National Hockey League (NHL) teams: the Montreal Canadiens (in two stints), the Chicago Black Hawks, and the New York Rangers. Before joining the NHL, Morenz excelled in the junior Ontario Hockey Association, where his team played for the Memorial Cup, the championship for junior ice hockey in Canada. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howie Morenz has received more than 353,918 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Howie Morenz is the 32nd most popular hockey player (down from 24th in 2019), the 476th most popular biography from Canada (down from 385th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Howie Morenz ranks 32 out of 364Before him are Vyacheslav Starshinov, Marcel Dionne, Peter Forsberg, Alexei Kasatonov, Pavel Bure, and Oldřich Machač. After him are Brett Hull, Sergei Fedorov, Mats Näslund, Bernie Geoffrion, Veniamin Alexandrov, and Alexander Almetov.

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Among people born in 1902, Howie Morenz ranks 261Before him are Chill Wills, Hans Pulver, Maria Polydouri, Russinho, Nils Rosén, and Arno Arthur Wachmann. After him are Daniel Kinsey, Laurent Grimmonprez, Rudolf Viertl, José María Lavalle, Antonio Maquilón, and Lloyd Nolan. Among people deceased in 1937, Howie Morenz ranks 151Before him are Gyula Juhász, Harry Vardon, Cécile Tormay, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, Grafton Elliot Smith, and Jorge de Paiva. After him are Marie Prevost, Ruth Roland, John T. Dillon, Magnús Guðmundsson, Frank Morley, and Ellen Hansell.

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Among people born in Canada, Howie Morenz ranks 476 out of 1,350Before him are Lucille Teasdale-Corti (1929), Sarah Carter (1980), Thomas Middleditch (1982), Ivan Koloff (1942), Shawn Ashmore (1979), and Yannick Bisson (1969). After him are Alexander Ludwig (1992), David James Elliott (1960), Barbara Kent (1907), Earl Thomson (1895), Kenny Wheeler (1930), and Harriet Brooks (1876).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Howie Morenz ranks 12Before him are Mario Lemieux (1965), Henri Richard (1936), Guy Lafleur (1951), Georges Vézina (1887), Bobby Orr (1948), and Marcel Dionne (1951). After him are Brett Hull (1964), Bernie Geoffrion (1931), Bobby Clarke (1949), Mark Messier (1961), Ernie Collett (1895), and Art Ross (1885).