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Archie Briden
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 08 in (1.73 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams NHL
Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Bruins
Detroit Cougars
London Tecumsehs
Cleveland Indians
Seattle Metropolitans
Victoria Cougars
Edmonton Eskimos
Philadelphia Arrows
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 28, 1905,
Renfrew, Ontario
Died 1975,
Pro Career 1927 – 1938

Archie Briden (July 16, 1898- 1975) was a retired professional ice hockey player who played 72 games in the National Hockey League, 82 games in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, and 55 games in the Western Canada Hockey League. He played with the Seattle Metropolitans, Victoria Cougars, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Bruins, and Detroit Cougars.

He was born in Renfrew, Ontario. His first hockey was in the mining leagues of Cobalt and Haileybury in Northern Ontario from 1912 to 1915. Briden then joined the Cleveland Indians for a season and played for the Toronto Blueshirts in 1916-17. He served in the Canadian military from 1917 to 1919 in World War I.

After the war Briden went west to play for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Alberta Big Four League from 1919 to 1921. His next stops were the Seattle Metropolitans and the Victoria Cougars of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, followed by the Western Canada Hockey League's Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Tigers.

In 1926-27 following the collapse of the leagues in western Canada, Briden joined the NHL's Boston Bruins and was quickly traded to the Detroit Cougars in mid-season.

His last five seasons were spent in the minor pros, except for 1929-30 when he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He retired in 1932.

In his NHL career he played in 71 games, scoring 9 goals and 5 assists.

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