Sports Wall of Fame

Heximer, Orville (Obs) 1910 - 1988

Heximer, Orville (Obs) 1910 - 1988
Full size image of plaque

Obs began his hockey career at the young age of 13. In the early 1920's he played left wing for the junior Cataracts and enjoyed a very successful career with the team. In 1929 Obs made hockey history when he was signed by the New York Rangers at the age of 19. The youngest player ever to turn pro in the City's history, Obs spent half a season with the starry Ranger team of 1929-30. He later played for Springfield of the American Hockey League. While with Springfield Obs set a league scoring record with 62 points (36 goals and 26 assists) during a 40 game schedule. The Boston Bruins purchased his contract and Obs played the entire 32-33 season with the club.

Obs was an outstanding skater and stickhandler and once scored an incredible 14 goals in one game. He retired from hockey in 1939 and returned to Niagara Falls where he coached local hockey and baseball teams. 

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Title 1st annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - award to Orville "Obs" Heximer 1910-1988
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  un-named family members with plaque
Date  1990.
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