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DUTCH HILLER (1942-1946)

Dutch
Hiller

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 170lbs
Height 5'8"
Date of birth May 11th, 1915
Place of birth Berlin, ON, CAN
Deceased on November 12th, 2005
Seasons - MTL 3
Other numbers 18,19,20
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 132 35 33 68 0 28
1942-1943 39 8 6 14 0 4
1944-1945 48 20 16 36 0 20
1945-1946 45 7 11 18 0 4
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 20 6 3 9 0 10
1942-1943 5 1 0 1 0 4
1944-1945 6 1 1 2 0 4
1945-1946 9 4 2 6 0 2
Wilbert “Dutch” Hiller played in his native Kitchener, Northern Ontario and England before turning pro with the New York Rovers in 1937-38, the same season he cracked the Rangers lineup for eight games late in the schedule.

Four full seasons followed in the Big Apple, including a Stanley Cup title in the spring of 1940. After short stints as both a Red Wing and Bruin, Montreal GM Tommy Gorman wrote the cheque that made the 5-foot-8, 170-pound speedster a member of the Canadiens.

One of the fastest skaters in the NHL at the time, Hiller served as a defensive specialist with Montreal but put his speed to work when he got hold of the puck, picking up 14 points in 1942-43.

Loaned to the Rangers in exchange for the services of Phil Watson, Hiller played on the team’s first line and put up 40 points for the Broadway Blueshirts, his biggest NHL harvest, before returning to the Canadiens for the 1944-45 campaign.

Making use of the offensive skills he had shown the previous winter, Hiller provided solid secondary scoring and he enjoyed the only 20 goal season of his NHL career, one of five Habs to reach the plateau on a team that lost only eight regular season games.

In 1945-46, his final NHL campaign, Hiller potted seven regular season goals, once again concentrating on countering enemy forwards rather than putting points on the board. Come playoff time, his offensive talents came to the forefront with the versatile left winger contributing four goals and six points towards the Canadiens’ Stanley Cup Championship in the spring of 1946. The only Canadiens to top that total were the three future Hall of Famers who made up the Punch Line, Maurice Richard, Toe Blake and Elmer Lach.