Jesse Spring

Jesse Leonard Spring (March 18, 1899 – March 25, 1942) was an American-born Canadian professional athlete best known for playing six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL); he also played several seasons in minor league baseball. He later was a coach in both sports.

American professional player of ice hockey and baseball
Jesse Spring

Spring with the New York Americans in 1929
Born (1899-03-18)March 18, 1899
Alba, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 25, 1942(1942-03-25) (aged 43)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Hamilton Tigers
New York Americans
Pittsburgh Pirates
Toronto Maple Leafs
IHL
Cleveland Indians
CAHL
New Haven Eagles
CPHL
Niagara Falls Cataracts
Playing career 19231932

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Spring was born in Alba, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Toronto, Ontario. He played junior and amateur ice hockey in Canada for De La Salle College, the Parkdale Canoe Club, and various senior amateur teams in the Toronto and Timmins areas before turning professional. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Hamilton Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Americans. He went back to coach in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) after retiring as a player.

Spring also played professional baseball for several minor league teams between 1924 and 1928.[1] He was player-manager of the Brockville Pirates in 1936.[1]

Spring played for both the ice hockey Toronto Maple Leafs and the baseball Toronto Maple Leafs. In addition to playing two sports professionally, Spring played amateur lacrosse and gridiron football; he also was a boxer. Spring died in March 1942 in Toronto; he was survived by his wife and two daughters.[2]

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