Les Colvin

Les Colvin only played in one NHL game. That was due to an injury to Boston Bruins goaltender Frankie Brimsek. Brimsek was unable to play a game on January 22, 1949 against the Montreal Canadiens due to medical reasons. Colvin was brought in from nearby Shawinigan where he was playing senior hockey at the time.

Colvin played the full 60 minutes and let in 4 goals in a 4-2 loss to the Habs.

Colvin was a well travelled goalie in his career. A product of his hometown Oshawa Generals in junior hockey, Colvin went on to play 2 seasons in the Eastern Hockey League before serving the next 4 years in the military during the second World War. He didn't return to organized hockey until 1946-47 due to an injury. What we are unable to ascertain at this point is whether or not the injury was a result of military service.

Colvin's post-WWII career saw him play in Sawinigan (QSHL), Vancouver, Los Angeles and Portland (PCHL), Moncton New Brunswick (MMHL) and North Bay (NOHA) as well as his one game with the Bruins.

Colvin retired from professional hockey in 1951, though continued on in the senior circuit for a couple of years.


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