Demonstrating his exceptional hockey skills while playing defence with the Port Arthur West End Bruins Junior club from 1943-46, and the Oshawa Generals Junior club in the OHA, 'Baldy' went on to enjoy an 8 year career in the National Hockey League.


He started his pro career on left wing with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1946-47 season. After some time with the Omaha Knights of the USHL and the Indianapolis Capitols of the AHL, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for the 1949-50 season


It was a while with the Canadiens in 1952-53, playing with the likes of Plante, Richard and Harvey, that the Habs claimed the illustrious Stanley Cup, defeating the Boston Bruins 4 games to 1. Baldy retired from the NHL with Montreal in 1955, with an NHL record of 50 goals, 55 assists and 237 games played.


Upon his retirement Baldy turned his talents to the building side of the game, first going on to coach the Peterborough Pete's of the OHA for the 1955-56 season. From there it was home to northwestern Ontario, taking up residence in Marathon, where he remains today. From 1957-72 Baldy served as a referee for the North Shore Hockey League. An avid golfer, Baldy also claimed the Marathon Golf Club championship title 5 times between 1963 and 1973. Not wanting to stop playing the game of hockey, Baldy was a founding member of the Marathon Oldtimers Hockey Club in 1982.


Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 28, 1991


Calum "Baldy" MacKay

Inducted: 
1991
Sport:
Hockey
Community:
Port Arthur/Marathon
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