Patrick Joseph Alexander Paddy Moran was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. Moran played all but one of his 16 seasons for the Quebec Hockey Club, from 1901 to 1917, in the 1909–10 season, Moran played for the All-Montreal and the Haileybury Comets. Moran was noted for protecting the area in front of his net by aggressively using his stick and he won two Stanley Cups with Quebec in 1912 and 1913. Moran was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958, Moran began playing ice hockey at the age of 15, with a local Quebec team. At age 17, Moran changed schools as his school was one of the few in Quebec City not to have an ice hockey team, at the age of 19, Moran helped his new club, the Crescents, win the Intermediate Championship. Moran began his career with the Quebec Hockey Club in the Canadian Amateur Hockey League. Over four seasons, Moran appeared in 30 games, winning 19 of them, for the 1905–06 season, the Quebec Hockey Club joined the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. Over the next four years, Moran appeared in 38 games, in the 1909–10 season, Moran joined the Montreal All-Stars from the Canadian Hockey Association and as the league folded, he then joined the Haileybury Comets of the National Hockey Association. In his only season with the Comets, Moran posted a 3–8 record over 11 games, for the 1910–11 season, Moran rejoined Quebec. That year, Quebec finished last in the league, winning four games. In the 1911–12 season, Moran went 10–8 over 18 games and they won the OBrien Cup and the Stanley Cup after finishing with the best record in the league. In the Stanley Cup challenge against the Moncton Victorias of the Maritime Professional Hockey League, Quebec won the first game 9–3, and the second game 8–0. Moran finished with a 1.50 goals-against average, while Jack McDonald, the next season, Moran went 16–4 in the regular season in 20 games, with one shutout and a 3.70 goals-against average. Quebec repeated as OBrien Cup winners, and had a Stanley Cup challenge once more, Quebec repeated as champions, winning the three-game series 2–0. In the first game, Quebec won 14–3, as Malone scored nine goals, while in the one, Quebec emerged with a slimmer margin of victory. Moran finished his career with the Bulldogs, retiring after the NHAs last season and he played four more seasons, during which he played 69 games, winning 34 of them. Over his career, Morans teams often had losing records, or they had a winning percentage barely over 50%, some hockey legends often recalls that he was the best goaltender of them all. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1958, with the help of Senator Chubby Power and he is still the earliest goaltender in HHOF, starting his senior hockey venture in 1901
Moran, posing in a Quebec Bulldogs sweater later in his career
The Quebec Bulldogs team after their second consecutive Stanley Cup victory; Moran is seated third from the left, next to Joe Malone, and between the O'Brien Cup and the bulldog.