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Herbert Drury
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
5 ft 07 in (1.7 m)
165 lb (75 kg)
Teams Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Quakers
Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets (USAHA)
Nationality Flag of the United States & Flag of Canada
Born March 2, 1895(1895-03-02),
Midland, Ontario, Canada
Died July 01 1965 (aged 70),
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Pro Career 1916 - 1918, 1921 – 1931
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 1920 Antwerp Team competition
Silver 1924 Chamonix Team competition

Herbert Joseph Drury (born March 2, 1895, Midland, Ontario, Canada – died July 1, 1965, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a Canadian-born/American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 6 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Quakers.

Playing careerEdit

Drury joined the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets of the USAHA in 1916. From 1918–19 he was called to military service and didn't return to playing hockey until 1921. He continued playing in the USAHA until 1925 when he signed as a free agent with the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Pirates. He played with the Pirates during all of the franchise's five seasons.

In 1930, Drury relocated with the team to Philadelphia, where they were known as the Quakers. The Quakers franchise later suspended operations after the 1930–31 NHL season and later folded.

International playEdit

Although Canadian born, Herb Drury was best known for being a member of the U.S. Olympic team that played in the first Winter Games at Chamonix, France in 1924. Drury recorded an astounding 22 goals along with 3 assists, for a total of 25 points in the tournament. After defeating team Sweden 20-0, the U.S. settled for the silver medal following a 6-1 defeat to Canada. Drury scored the lone American goal during the Gold medal game.

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