Jack Shill

John Walker "Jack" Shill (January 12, 1913 – October 25, 1976) was a Professional Hockey forward who played 6 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, New York Americans and Chicago Black Hawks. He won the Stanley Cup in 1938 with Chicago.

In 1936 Jack was #97 in the O-Pee-Chee line of trading cards.

While playing for the Boston Bruins in 1942 he was part of the "New Kid Line" of Jack Shill, Don Gallinger and Bep Guidolin. He wore sweater #9 in Boston.

His Toronto Maple Leaf sweater was #1 while he wore #3 for the Chicago Black Hawks.

Prematurely balding, Jack's nickname in the NHL was "Snowball". His brother Bill also played in the NHL. Many of his neighbours became NHL stars including Lionel Conacher who had nearby Cotingham Park renamed in his honour.

Jack was born in Toronto, Ontario and married to Margaret Loreen Jeffrey and had one daughter, Joanne Shill. After retirement from hockey he worked for the City of Toronto. Both Jack and Margaret died in 1976 and are buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

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