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Eddie Gerard

Eddie Gerard (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 22, 1890; died, Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 7, 1937.)  A star with the original Ottawa Senators in the N.H.A. and N.H.L. (1913-23), Edward George Gerard coached the Americans for two seasons (1929-31).  Gerard previously was bench coach for the Montreal Maroons, winning the Stanley Cup in 1926.  He was […]

Bill Chadwick

Bill Chadwick (Hockey.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 10, 1915; died, Cutchogue, NY, Oct. 24, 2009.)  Known affectionately as “the Big Whistle” to generations of Rangers fans, William Chadwick holds many unique distinctions, chief among them being that he was the first American-born referee in the National Hockey League. In 15 seasons, he worked over […]

Frank Boucher

Frank Boucher (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 7, 1901; died, Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 12, 1977.)  Many observers familiar with the team’s first half-century of existence contended that center Frank Boucher was the best all-around player ever for the New York Rangers.  Boucher was a player for the Rangers’ first 12 seasons, later serving as coach […]

Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman (Hockey.  Born, New York, June 2, 1952.)  A graduate of Cornell and N.Y.U. Law School, Gary B. Bettman left Proskauer, Rose, Goetz and Mendelsohn, a New York law firm, to become assistant general counsel of the National Basketball Association in 1981.  Thereafter, Bettman began his rise at the N.B.A. to general counsel, vice […]

Al Arbour

Al Arbour (Hockey.  Born, Sudbury, Ont., Nov. 1, 1932.)  Alger Joseph Arbour achieved milestones as coach of the New York Islanders that have made him one of the legendary figures in the history of the National Hockey League.  After a 12-year career as an N.H.L. defenseman, Arbour coached the St. Louis Blues for parts of […]

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