NEW YORK -- Dutch Hiller, a left wing on the New York Rangers' 1940 Stanley Cup-winning team died in Glendale, Calif. He
Hiller died Saturday at Verdugo Hills Hospital, according to
Crippen Mortuary in La Crescenta, Calif.
Considered one of the fastest skaters of his era, Hiller -- whose
first name was Wilbert -- played five seasons with New York
(1938-41, '44). The Rangers didn't win another championship until
Hiller also played for Boston, Detroit and Montreal, where he
won another Stanley Cup title in 1946 -- his ninth and final NHL
Hiller, who had 91 goals and 113 assists in 383 regular-season
NHL games, later coached the Los Angeles Monarchs of the Pacific
Coast Hockey League for two seasons.
On Sept. 9, Hiller and friends spent time with the traveling
Stanley Cup at a restaurant in La Crescenta where he had weekly
breakfasts, said Kevin Shea of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Born in Ontario on May 11, 1915, Hiller is survived by daughters
Rosemarie Anderson and Pat Ornelas.
A service will be held Friday at the First Baptist Church in La