Howie Morenz

1902 - 1937

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Howard William "Howie" 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 267,110 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Howie Morenz is the 24th most popular hockey player (down from 21st in 2019), the 385th most popular biography from Canada (down from 325th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Howie Morenz ranks 24 out of 358Before him are Bobby Orr, Jari Kurri, Viktor Konovalenko, Guy Lafleur, Jiří Holík, and Teemu Selänne. After him are Alexander Yakushev, Vyacheslav Starshinov, Alexei Kasatonov, Marcel Dionne, Veniamin Alexandrov, and Alexander Ovechkin.

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Among people born in 1902, Howie Morenz ranks 244Before him are Georges Lacombe, Sergei Lemeshev, Russinho, Pierre Brunet, Charles Lang, and Maria Polydouri. After him are Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., Nils Rosén, Will Geer, Barton MacLane, Emil Jónsson, and Chill Wills. Among people deceased in 1937, Howie Morenz ranks 120Before him are F. C. S. Schiller, Harry Vardon, Nikolai Klyuev, Abdülhak Hâmid Tarhan, Magnús Guðmundsson, and Gyula Juhász. After him are Juan Campisteguy, Ralph Ince, R. J. Mitchell, Grafton Elliot Smith, Ruth Roland, and Ellen Hansell.

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Among people born in Canada, Howie Morenz ranks 385 out of 1,130Before him are Roberta Bondar (1945), Gordon Neufeld (1947), Harold Russell (1914), Rachelle Lefevre (1979), Leslie Hope (1965), and Tamara Taylor (1970). After him are Douglas Rain (1928), Sven Delblanc (1931), Michael Shanks (1970), Jack Pickford (1896), Ted Cruz (1970), and Richard Manuel (1943).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Howie Morenz ranks 11Before him are Phil Esposito (1942), Bobby Hull (1939), Georges Vézina (1887), Mario Lemieux (1965), Bobby Orr (1948), and Guy Lafleur (1951). After him are Marcel Dionne (1951), Art Ross (1885), Bernie Geoffrion (1931), Ernie Collett (1895), Mark Messier (1961), and Bobby Clarke (1949).