Downie, Dave

Centre/Right Wing  R. 5`8" 168 lbs
3/11/1909 Burkes Falls, Ontario

Dave Downie was a versatile forward who was comfortable at centre and right wing. He played 11 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1932-33 but otherwise enjoyed a fine career in the Pacific Coast League.

Born in Burkes Falls, Ontario, Downie played junior in Regina with the Falcons and Monarchs. He turned pro with the PCHLs Victoria Cubs in 1928-29 before switching over to the Portland Buckaroos. In 1930-31 he led the league with 13 goals then toiled in the IAHL and Can-Am leagues the next year. When Downie was loaned to Toronto he was at the start of a solid four year stay in the IAHL with the Syracuse Stars and Windsor Bulldogs.

In 1936-37, the hard-working veteran played his first of five straight years in the PCHL with the Seattle Seahawks/Olympics. Downie helped the club win the PCHL title in 1938 and led the league with 35 goals the next season. After playing briefly in the AHL and sitting out a year, he competed with the senior Seattle Ironmen and Portland Oilers before retiring in 1944.

Player Notes
Traded to Portland (PCHL) by Victoria (PCHL) for Paul Runge, December 21st, 1928. Signed as a free agent by Boston, November 4th, 1931. Loaned to Toronto by Syracuse (IHL), February 12th, 1933. Traded to Windsor (IHL) by Syracuse (IHL) for cash, October 17th, 1935.