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Hockey Player
    (January 13, 1886-August 5, 1964)
    Born in Naughton, Ontario, Canada
    Defenceman with Montreal Westmount (1902-05), Brandon Wheat Cities (1905-07), Kenora Thistles (1907), Montreal Wanderers (1907-09,1910-14,1916-18), Haileybury Comets (1909-10) and Ottawa Senators (1914-16)
    Coached the Montreal Wanderers (1917-18), Hamilton Tigers (1922-23) and Boston Bruins (1924-28,1929-34,1936-39,1941-45)
    Coaching record of 368 wins, 300 losses, 90 ties
    General manager of the Boston Bruins (1924-54)
    Donated the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the leading scorer in the regular NHL season (1947)
    Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1949)
    As teens, he and Lester Patrick scalped tickets at the Montreal Arena.
    He repeatedly clashed with team owners over his salary demands.
    During a match against the Quebec Bulldogs, he knocked out Eddie Oatman, triggering a massive brawl that had to be broken up by the police (February 25, 1911).
    During his first year as Bruins coach, the team set a record with an 11 game losing streak (December 8, 1924-February 17, 1925).
    He had a long-running feud with Toronto Maple Leafs owner Conn Smythe, with the two refusing to speak to each other during NHL Board of Governors meetings.
    He was one of the first defencemen to skate up the ice into the offensive zone with the puck rather than pass the puck to a forward.
    He introduced the neutral zone trap as a defense against offensive rushes.
    He quickly improved the Bruins by convincing owner Charles Adams to pay $300,000 to buy five teams of the folding Western Hockey League (1926).
    He guided the Bruins to a record .875 winning percentage (38 of 44 games) in the 1929-30 season.
    He was the first coach to replace his goaltender with an extra attacker during the final minutes of a game (March 26, 1931).
    With New York Rangers coach Frank Boucher, he introduced the red line to speed up play.
    He improved the design of the puck by beveling the edges to prevent bouncing.

Credit: C. Fishel

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