Halder Kirby helped found the Ottawa HC in 1883. He played for Ottawa in the inaugural Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) season of 1886–87. When the club returned to the AHAC in 1890–91 he played one game for the team before playing two full seasons from 1891 until 1893. He played one final game in 1894. He later became the team doctor winning the Stanley Cup in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906.