John Chad was born in Provost AB on September 16, 1919. He was a Canadian professional hockey player who played 79 games in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks. He started his junior hockey with the Saskatoon Chiefs and the Edmonton Athletic Club. Chicago signed him as a free agent in 1939 and brought him up for 22 games in 1939-40, scoring 8 goals and 3 assists. In 1940-41 he scored 25 points in 45 games. He played his next 4 years in Canada with the Regina Rangers and the Calgary RCAF Mustangs. In 1945-46 he played for the Wembley Lions in Great Britain but finished his season with the Hawks. That marked the end of his NHL career with 15 goals and 22 assists in 80 games. He played five seasons with the Providence Reds and two seasons with the Saskatoon Quakers. He retired in 1953 and passed away on October 11, 1983.
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