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Con Corbeau

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Connie "Con" Corbeau (May 8, 1885 - June 14, 1920) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey Association for the Toronto Blueshirts playing defence. Corbeau was with the blueshirts when they won the Stanley Cup in 1914. He was included on the 1914 Toronto Blueshirts team picture. Corbeau's brother Bert Corbeau also played professional ice hockey.

Playing careerEdit

Born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Corbeau played senior ice hockey with Toronto St. Georges and Victoria Harbour, before signing as a professional with the Pittsburgh Professionals of the International Professional Hockey League in 1905. In one of the earliest trades of a player, Pittsburgh traded him to the Calumet Miners in exchange for the Miners vote to reinstate Hod Stuart. Corbeau played for both Calumet and the Canadian Soo teams that season as well as Pittsburgh. The following season he signed with the Portage Lakes Hockey Club but was released and finished the season with Calumet. In 1907, he signed with the Toronto Pros of the OPHL, and played in their unsuccessful challenge of the Montreal Wanderers for the Stanley Cup. He signed for the next season with Pittsburgh PAC of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League in 1908, but jumped his contract to resign with Toronto. Later that season, he jumped his contract with Toronto to play for the Haileybury Comets. In 1909, he re-signed with Haileybury for the new NHA, but he did not play a game. The following year, he stayed with Haileybury went it returned to the TPHL, although he finished the season with the Berlin Dutchmen of the OPHL. In 1912, he joined the new Toronto Tecumsehs of the NHA. He moved the following season to the Toronto Blueshirts and was a member of their Stanley Cup-winning squad. He played his final season of 1914–15 with the Glace Bay Miners of the Nova Scotia Eastern Pro League. He did some coaching after his playing days with Port Arthur Columbus Club before returning home to Penetanguishene. He died in 1920 of internal bleeding of his heart.


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