Bentley, Maxwell Herbert Lloyd

Maxwell Herbert Lloyd Bentley, Max, hockey player (b at Delisle, Sask 1 Mar 1920; d at Saskatoon 19 Jan 1984). He played senior hockey at Drumheller, Alberta, and Saskatoon and turned professional with Chicago, where he played 5 years as centre of the "Pony Line," with brother Doug on left wing and Bill Mosienko on right. He was traded for 5 players to Toronto in 1947, after winning the scoring title the previous 2 years. He played 6 years for TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS and one for New York Rangers.

Bentley was a masterly stickhandler and a quick, darting skater - one of the most skilled players of his era. He retired to operate the family wheat farm in 1954. He scored 245 goals and 544 points in 646 games, and 18 goals, 45 points in 52 playoff games.