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Horace Jefferson Merrill (November 30, 1884 – December 24, 1958) was a Canadian professional hockey player who played two seasons in the National Hockey League for the Ottawa Senators. He won a Stanley Cup Championship in 1920. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but lived most of his life in Ottawa.
Playing career Edit
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Merrill moved to Ottawa at an early age. By 1907, Merrill was playing senior-level hockey with the Ottawa Seconds of the Ottawa City Hockey League. The following year he also started playing for the Ottawa Cliffsides and was a member of their Allan Cup-winning squad in 1909. By 1912, he joined the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association (NHA). He stayed with the Senators until his retirement in 1920.
Career statistics Edit
- Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
|1918–19||Did Not Play|
Source: Horace Merrill - Stats. NHL. Retrieved on 2009-08-19.
Merrill retired to live and marry in Ottawa. He became the president of the Dadson-Merrill Press Company until his retirement from that business in 1945. He also served as a school trustee. In 1958, he suffered a stroke on an automobile trip to Florida with his wife, while driving through Cortland, New York, and was returned to Ottawa on December 19, 1958. He died a week later and is buried in Ottawa at Beechwood cemetery along with numerous other Senators players.