First Name: Art
Last Name: Dorrington
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2004
Home Town: Truro
County: Colchester County

Art Dorrington, of Truro, Nova Scotia, was the first black player to sign with a National Hockey League team. He first came to hockey prominence in Truro where he led the 1946 Bearcats to the Nova Scotia midget championship. Dorrington played semi-pro with Truro and Stellarton in the APC League until signing a minor league contract in 1950 with New York Rangers.

He spent eight years with Atlantic City Sea Gulls of the Eastern Hockey League, scoring 151 goals and 152 assists for 303 points in 336 regular season games. In 1958, Dorrington broke his leg playing with the EHL’s Philadelphia Ramblers, ending his career. Now a resident of Atlantic City, Dorrington was also an outstanding baseball player and sprinter.


• Played 336 Regular Season Games
• Scored 151 Goals, 152 Assists and 303 Points
• 1951 Eastern League Championship
• A Bat Boy for the 1946 Truro Bearcats
• Played Baseball with Truro in the H&D League
• Played Baseball with Saint John in the NB League
• Founded Art Dorrington Ice Hockey Foundation
• Consultant Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, ECHL
• Atlantic City Commissioner of Softball
• Named to the Atlantic City Hall of Fame
• 1st Black Player to sign with the NHL, NY Rangers