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Well known for his over forty years of involvement with the game of hockey, Rudy Migay enjoyed an outstanding career in this sport. Born in Fort William in 1928, Rudy learned the game moving up through the minor league program. In junior hockey, Rudy was involved in two back-to-back Memorial Cup titles, his first with St. Michael's in 1946-47 and his second with the Port Arthur West End Bruins the following season.

Not surprisingly, Rudy was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1948-49 where he was to enjoy a 10 year NHL career. As a centre ice performer with the Leafs, Migay also saw action in the AHL, being a member of the 1951-52 Calder Cup winning Pittsburgh Hornets. In 1958-59, while with the Rochester Americans, Migay was an All-Star centre, co-winner of the AHL MVP Award and set a team scoring record.

Finishing up his professional career in the AHL in 1965, Rudy went on to coach in the AHL and CHL until 1971 and since that time has remained active in the game of hockey as a scout for the Buffalo Sabres. Added to his outstanding hockey career was his involvement with the 1961-62 Port Arthur Senior Bearcats, winners of the illustrious Ahearne Cup.

An outstanding all-round athlete, Migay is also well remembered for his success on the baseball diamonds of Thunder Bay, where he spent the off-season playing and coaching with senior ball teams in Port Arthur and Fort William.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 29, 1990

Rudy Migay

Fort William
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