Ching Dheere

This is Marcel Albert "Ching" Dheere. He was a war-time fill in for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1942-43 season, playing a total of 11 games (scoring 1 goal and 3 points). Interestingly, in those 11 games he wore 4 different jersey numbers - 8, 18, 19 and 21.

Dheere himself would lose his NHL job to the war service. In 1944 and 1945 he served in World War II. He would never play again the NHL, though he would play professionally for six more seasons.

Ching Dheere hung up the skates in 1953. He would work with the Canadian National Railway as a switchman for 30 years.

Dheere passed away in 2002 at the age of 83. He had a short fight with cancer.


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