From Library & Archives Canada

Barney Holden (March 21, 1881 – October 27, 1948) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 120 games in various professional and amateur leagues, including the National Hockey Association and International Professional Hockey League. Amongst the teams he for played with were the Montreal Shamrocks and Quebec Bulldogs. He was born born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • Defense – Cover Point, Rover
  • 6’, 200 lbs
  • Born: March 21, 1881 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Not only was he one of the very first professional hockey players in history, but he scored the first goal, in the first game, of the very first professional hockey league game on December 9, 1904 in the Pittsburgh Duquesne Gardens.

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