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Lester Patrick

Lester Patrick (Hockey.  Born, Drummondville, Ont., Dec. 31, 1883; died, Victoria, BC, June 1, 1960.)  Lester Patrick was the “Father of the New York Rangers.”  Conn Smythe assembled most of the original expansion team in 1926 before leaving after a squabble with Madison Square Garden management led by Tex Rickard.  Patrick stepped in, regrouped the […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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