Thursday, September 02, 2010

Know Your Old-Time NY Rangers

Who is this Rangers legend?

answer in the comments

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  • jb said...

    This is Lester Patrick. Patrick became the coach of the New York Rangers in 1926 and guided the team to Stanley Cup championships in 1928 and 1933.

    Patrick is famous for an incident which occurred during the Stanley Cup finals of 1928. At the age of 44 years, 3 months, 9 days, while serving as coach and general manager of the Rangers, Patrick inserted himself into the April 8 playoff game to play goal against the Montreal Maroons due to an eye injury to starting goaltender Lorne Chabot. This is a record for the oldest goalie to play in the Stanley Cup Finals that still stands today. Patrick allowed one goal in helping the Rangers to an overtime victory

    The Lester Patrick Trophy, awarded for outstanding contributions to hockey in the United States, is named for him. He was also the namesake of the Patrick Division, one of the former divisions of the NHL teams.

    NY Rangers Legends:
    Is there one person who has had more impact on the game of hockey than any other? The answer is yes: Lester Patrick - hockey's "Silver Fox" ...

    Patrick's name is in the news today.
    Neely To Receive 2010 Lester Patrick Trophy – Hockey Hall of Famer Cam Neely, college coaching legends Jack Parker and Jerry York and AHL President David Andrews have been named recipients of the 2010 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

    The award, one of the most prestigious in hockey, was presented to the National Hockey League by the New York Rangers in 1966. It honors the memory of Lester Patrick, who spent 50 years in hockey as a player, coach and general manager and was a pioneer in the sport’s development...