Johnny McCreedy, who was born in Winnipeg, did not have as long a hockey career as some players, but he certainly was involved in winning a lot of silverware. The right winger was a member of the Memorial Cup champion Winnipeg Monarchs in 1936-37 and a year later was an Allan Cup winner and World Champion with the senior Trail Smoke Eaters. In 1939-40, McCreedy played for a second Allan Cup championship team, this time, the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils.
While many players toil for years without seeing their name inscribed on the Stanley Cup, McCreedy played just two NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but in both years they won the championship. The 1941-42 team lost the first three games to Detroit Red Wings in the finals only to come back to win four straight. Following three years of wartime service with the RCAF, McCreedy rejoined the Leafs for their 1944-45 Stanley Cup win. McCreedy then retired from hockey and earned a B.Sc. Degree in mining. He joined INCO in 1949, rose through the ranks, and was named Vice-Chairman in 1979. McCreedy Park in Thompson, MB was named in his honour and he was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.
b. March 23, 1917
d. December 7, 1979