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| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
175 lb (80 kg)
|Teams|| Montreal Canadiens|
|Born|| May 3, 1881,|
|Died|| April 5, 1919,|
Seattle, Washington, USA
|Pro Career||1909 – 1919|
|Hall of Fame, 1961|
Joseph Henry Hall (May 3, 1881 – April 5, 1919), nicknamed Bad Joe Hall, was a professional defenceman who played professionally from 1904 until 1919 when he died as a result of the influenza epidemic. He won the Stanley Cup twice with the Quebec Bulldogs and once with the Kenora Thistles.
Hall was born in Milwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom and grew up in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He played on various teams in Manitoba and area from 1901 to 1909. Hall won the Stanley Cup with the Kenora Thistles in 1907.
He then joined the Montreal Shamrocks in 1909-10. The following year he became a member of the Quebec Bulldogs of the National Hockey Association (NHA), winning two more Stanley Cups in 1913 and 1914, Hall had a reputation as a tough defender and hard hitter.
When the NHA dissolved in 1917, the Bulldogs took a leave of absence. The Canadiens accquired Hall. He played in the 1917-18 and 1918-19 seasons.
1919 Stanley Cup FinalsEdit
See also 1919 Stanley Cup Finals.
In 1919, he was part of the Montreal Canadiens team that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Finals were interrupted and eventually cancelled due to an outbreak of Spanish influenza. The flu was contracted by several players on both the Canadiens and their opponents, the Seattle Metropolitans. Hall would eventually succumb to pneumonia, related to his influenza, in a hospital in Seattle, Washington just five days after the Stanley Cup Final series was abandoned.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.
Awards and achievements Edit
- IHL First Team All-Star (1906)
- Stanley Cup Championships (1907 - Kenora 1912 & 1913 - Quebec)
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame