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Jim Riley
Jim Riley
Left Wing
Number: 11
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left
Born: May 25, 1897
Birthplace: Bayfield, NB, Canada
Jim Riley was born May 25, 1897 in Bayfield, New Brunswick. A member of the Calgary Victorias of the Alberta Senior Hockey League, Riley joined the Victoria Aristocrats of the Pacific Coast Hockey League for the 1915-16 season before joining the PCHL's Seattle Metropolitans the following season.

After spending the 1916-17 and 1917-18 seasons with the Metropolitans, Jack Riley put his hockey career on hold while he was a member of the Military. Returning to the Metropolitans line up in 1919-20, Riley took part in the Stanley Cup Challenge Series and was a PCHA Second Team All-Star at left wing and repeated the same feat in 1921 and again in 1922.

In 1922-1923 Jim Riley was back for his seventh season with Seattle and for a fourth consecutive year was named a PCHA All-Star, this time as a First Team All-Star. Jim Riley played one more season with Seattle before spending the 1926-27 and 1927-28 seasons playing professional baseball with St. Louis and Washington.

As of 2001, Jim Riley is the only athlete to have played both major league baseball and NHL hockey. Following a two year stint in the Major League's, Riley's return to hockey was with the Dallas Texans (X-Games) in 1926-27, although it was brief, as the Chicago Black Hawks signed Riley as a free agent.

After only three games with the Black Hawks, Jim Riley was traded to the Detroit Cougars where he finished the 1926-27 season before deciding to return to professional baseball in 1927-28. While playing professional baseball, Riley's hockey rights we're traded to the Detroit Olympics of the Canadian Professional Hockey League.

Having never played for the Olympics, Jim Riley's final season of professional hockey came in 1928-29 as a member of the Los Angeles Richfields of the California Professional Hockey League.

Throughout his professional hockey career, Jim Riley played in nine career NHL games for two different teams, earning two career points.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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