Allan McLean "Scotty" Davidson
(Born 1890 in Kingston, Ontario
– June 16
) was a Canadian hockey
player and soldier
Allan "Scotty" Davidson was one of the more phenomenal talents of his time. He dominated in juniors and was an impact player in the NHA
before he was lost while serving his country in World War I
. He was remembered as a powerful skater with a lethal shot who back-checked responsibly and played the game cleanly.
Davidson learned the game under the coaching of Captain James T. Sutherland. Davidson was a standout on the Kingston Frontenacs, a junior team, in 1909–10 and 1910–11 when they captured the OHA title both years. During the second triumph, Davidson led the club back from a three-goal deficit in the first game to send them on their way.
In 1912–13, Davidson was signed by the Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA. He lined up at right wing and quickly made himself indispensable with 19 goals in 20 games. The next year he scored 23 times and was the captain on the squad that won the Stanley Cup in 1914.
Allan Davidson enlisted for military service after World War I
broke out in 1914 and was a lance-corporal
when he was killed in Belgium
on June 16
, he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial
. The former star took his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Awards and achievements