Clint Albright

They nicknamed the studious Clint Albright "The Professor" for good reason. He loved text books as much as he loved hockey.

In his youth Albright was quite the hockey legend in his hometown of Winnipeg. He went all the way to major junior with the Winnipeg Monarchs, twice playing for the Memorial Cup and winning the famous trophy in 1946.

While he likely could have made the jump to the professionals that next season, Albright opted to stay home and enroll in classes at the University of Manitoba. He would also play for the school team and for the Winnipeg Flyers of the local senior circuit. The Flyers even challenged for the Allan Cup that year.

Albright, who wore glasses when he played, was convinced to turn professional in 1948. He played in 59 games with the New York Rangers, scoring a respectable 14 goals and 19 assists. He quietly seemed to have earned a spot in the tough days of the Original Six.

That's when Albright walked away from it all. Instead of returning to Manhattan for more big league hockey, he returned to the University of Winnipeg to finish his engineering degree. He briefly played some semi-pro hockey in St. Paul in the 1951, but otherwise he dedicated himself to his career as a mechanical engineer for Cominco. His 34 year career with the company saw him live in Trail and Kimberly, BC and Calgary Alberta.


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