John ‘Johnny’ Francis Quilty

Biography

Hockey
Year Inducted: 1991
Date of Birth: January 21st, 1921
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

John ‘Johnny’ Francis Quilty (deceased) was an outstanding all-around athlete at St. Pat’s High School in Ottawa, excelling in wrestling, boxing, football, and hockey. Sought by Rough Riders but opted for pro hockey. Played minor pro Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and then moved to the National Hockey League(NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens in 1940. Calder Trophy winner as NHL Rookie of Year 1941 as he scored 18 goals, 16 assists. NHL career record of 36 goals, 34 assists.