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Herb Carnegie

Born:November 8, 1919Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Toronto, ONPosition:Forward
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Herbert Henry Carnegie, CM, O.Ont, OMC (November 8, 1919 – March 9, 2012) was a Canadian ice hockey player of Jamaican descent. After his professional hockey career was over, he became a successful businessman working in the investment industry. In 1954, he founded one of Canada’s first hockey schools, Future Aces, and through his work in training young hockey players, became a member of both the Order of Ontario and the country’s highest civilian award, the Order of Canada. His hockey career was recognized when he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. He died in Toronto in March 2012 at age 92.

Herb Carnegie
Herb Carnegie, quite possibly the best player to never play in the NHL (THW Archives)

Herb Carnegie Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category (2022)
  • QMHL – Second All-Star Team (1951)
  • QSHL – Second All-Star Team (1950)
  • 3x QPHL – Most Valuable Player (1946, 1947, 1948)