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HHOF center Tommy Dunderdale, the six-time PCHA all-star who is the league's all-time career leader in goals scored. He three times topped the PCHA in goals, three times won the league championship and even led all skaters in penalty minutes one season. Born in Australia, but raised on the frozen ice of Winnipeg, the 5'8, 160 lbs. agile center is known to backcheck. He is a speedy, mobile puckhandler who weaves through traffic with skill and chases the play.

Originally Posted by Calgary Daily Head, Feb 27, 1913
Tommy is just reaching the zenith of his career in the Canadian National league game and is certainly one of the very greatest of them all at the present time. He conducts himself in truly elegant style on the ice, being an exceptionally fast skater, a beautiful stick handler, and a deadly shot. He leads the scorers in the league by a wide margin, and it is not too much to say that danger is always imminent whenever Tommy turns loose the puck in the direction of the net.

Originally Posted by Calgary Daily Herald, Jan 22, 1913
Breaking a four all tie with less than a minute to play, Tommy Dunderdale, Victoria's sensational forward, zig-zagged through the Vancouver defence at the Arena last night and bulged the net
Originally Posted by Vancouver Sun, Nov 20, 1914
Unless Tommy Dunderdale decides to come west again this season, the battle for scoring honours in the Pacific Coast league will probably develop into a great argument
Originally Posted by Vancouver Sun, Mar 4, 1920
Even Tommy Dunderdale, the sharpshooter of the league, could not fatten his scoring lead at the expense of Holmes
Originally Posted by Toronto World, Dec. 25, 1911
More excitement was caused over the arrival of Tommy Dunderdale, who will play this season at Victoria, than any other player from the east to go west this winter

Originally Posted by Morning Leader, Mar 17, 1920
Records crown Dunderdale, the star Victoria centre, as king of the scorers
Originally Posted by Get To Know A Hall of Famer: Tommy Dunderdale
Noted for his deft puck handling and swift skating, Dunderdale led Victoria to the PCHA title in 1913 and 1914. In 1914 the Aristocrats issued a Stanley Cup challenge to the defending champs the Quebec Bulldogs. The Stanley Cup trustees did not approve of the challenge, but the teams faced off regardless. Victoria defeated Quebec handily.

Dunderdale also played 3 seasons with the Portland Rosebuds (winning a 3rd PCHA title in 1916) and brief appearances in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Los Angeles. In total he played 18 professional seasons. He totalled 309 games played, 267 goals and 336 points.

Originally Posted by Ultimate Hockey
Thomas Dunderdale was a player with enough speed to attack and to get back in time to defend. He was a right-handed shot who was famous for his deft stick-handling.

Dunderdale played very well over the next four seasons, leading his team in scoring three times and taking home league honors in 1912-13. Victoria won the league title in 1912-13 and defeated the Stanley Cup champion Bulldogs in an exhibition series. Dunderdale scored three times in three games. In 1913-14, he scored in every one of Victoria's 15 matches and was named to the PCHA First All-Star team as a center. He held out for more money in 1915. He retired as the PCHA's top career goal-scorer.

In 290 games, the speedy, highly skilled Dunderdale scored 225 goals. He is a worthy member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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