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Eddiefinnigan

Edward (Eddie) David Finnigan - (May 23, 1913 - July 14, 1997) was a Professional ice hockey Left Winger who played two seasons in the National Hockey League for the St. Louis Eagles and Boston Bruins. He had a distinguished amateur career, playing in one Memorial Cup final and four Allan Cup playoffs.

Finnigan was born in Shawville, Quebec. Finnigan's older brother Frank Finnigan also played in the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Finnigan played junior hockey with the North Bay Trappers, Ottawa Shamrocks and Ottawa Rideaus from 1927 until 1931. He was a member of the Ottawa Rideaus Memorial Cup finalists team in 1930.

He moved up to the senior Ottawa Rideaus team in 1931-32, making the Allan Cup playoffs several times. He plaed with them through 1934. He joined the senior Ottawa Senators and in 1934–35 he became property of the Boston Bruins and played three games for the Bruins in 1935–36, and the bulk of the season for their CAHL affiliate Boston Cubs.

He returned to Ottawa after the season and did not report to the Providence Reds the following season and was suspended. He played for the senior Senators in 1937–38, and after another year off due to suspension of his amateur status, played for various amateur teams until 1946–47. He made it to the Allan Cup playoffs again in 1940–41 with the Hull Volants of the Ottawa City Senior League.

Finnigan played in 15 NHL games, scoring a goal and an assist.

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