Joseph Edgar Hillman
Born: February 9, 1932 (Sydney, Nova Scotia)
Died: February 5, 2015 (Sydney, Nova Scotia)
Member: Cape Breton (N.S.) Sports Hall of Fame
Edgar Hillman spent 15 seasons as a forward playing junior and senior hockey in the Maritimes. He emerged as a top scorer with the junior Sydney Millionaires in 1951-52, when he led the league in goal scoring with 30.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound left winger also skated for teams in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland — Sydney Shipyards, Lunenberg Falcons, Armherst Meteors, Miramichi Beavers, North Sydney Victorias, Corner Brook Royals and Bell Island Wave. He served as a playing coach for several of these teams.
In 1959-60, he suited up for the New York Rovers of the Eastern Hockey League for eight games. He scored two goals with five assists.
He coached minor, junior and senior teams after retiring as a player.
Hillman worked as an insulator at heavy-water plants and was president of his union local, as well as an activist in the Progressive Conservative party on Cape Breton Island.