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Duke McCurry
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 08 in (1.73 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
Teams NHL
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 13, 1900(1900-07-13),
Toronto, Ontario
Died November 08 1965 (aged 65),
Toronto, Ontario
Pro Career 1923 – 1931

Francis Joseph "Duke" McCurry (July 13, 1900 in Toronto, Ontario – November 8 1965) was a professional ice hockey left winger who played 145 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

McCurry played his junior hockey in Toronto with the Toronto Canoe Club in 1919-20 and led them to the Memorial Cup with an incredible 21 goals and 32 points in 12 playoff games.

From 1923 to 1925 he played in Pittsburgh with the USAHA's Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets. In September, 1925 McCurry was signed as a free agent when the Yellow Jackets became the NHL's Pittsburgh Pirates and had 17 points in 36 games. McCurry remained with the Pirates for another three years but he seemed to lose his scoring touch which was a major concern for the team. So much so that in September, 1929 the Pirates dealt him to the Montreal Maroons for cash. However, McCurry refused to report to Montreal and he sat out the entire season. Although it was evident the Pirates did not want him, he liked the city of Pittsburgh and signed a one-year pact with the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets, now playing in the IHL. He retired from hockey after the 1930-31 season.

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