Oscar Aubuchon

A 5'10" 175lb left winger from St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Ossie Aubuchon was a noted player with various Montreal teams in the Montreal junior leagues of the 1930s. But he would first rise to fame in Great Britain of all places.

After Britain knocked off Canada at the 1936 Olympics and won the gold medal, hockey was at an all time high in England. Many Canadian players were invited to come play in the British League. Ossie Aubuchon took up the offer and played two seasons with the Brighton, Tigers.

Aubuchon returned to North America upon the starting of World War II. He would play professionally in the minor leagues, bouncing around from Pittsburgh to Cleveland to New Haen and most notably with Providence, all of the AHL.

Oscar was bought from the Providence Reds in 1943 to fill in for the depleted Boston Bruins roster, thanks to leaves of absences on the war front. He played three games in 1942-42, scoring 3 goals even! But Oscar will be best remembered as the player who wore #15 in Milt Schmidt absence.

Sold to the Rangers early in the 43-44 season he tallied a respectable 15 goals for the Rangers in his only full NHL season.

As NHLers began returning from the War, Aubuchon found himself back in the minor leagues, bouncing around again from Buffalo to Hersey to St. Louis. He had enough by 1946, and opted to return home to Quebec where he continued playing in the local senior leagues.


Derek 11:24 PM  

Records indicate that Oscar is still living. Does anyone know this to be true?

Aside from Milt Schmidt the Bruins to have played the earliest according to what I see recorded is
Clare Martin (Date of death unknown)
Cliff Thompson (1918)???
Nick Damore - one game wonder,
1942-43 Aubuchon

Stephanie D.,  5:12 PM  

No he's not. My grandfather died in 1970.

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