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Eddie Shore

Born:November 25, 1902Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Fort Qu’Appelle, Northwest TerritoriesPosition:D
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Right
National Team:N/A

Edward William Shore (November 25, 1902 – March 16, 1985) was a  defenseman, principally for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, and the longtime owner of the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League, iconic for his toughness and defensive skill. In 2017 Shore was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

Shore won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player four times, the most of any defenseman; only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe have won it more often. After the league began naming NHL All-Star Teams at the end of Shore’s fifth season, Shore was honored as a First Team All-Star in seven of his last nine seasons, while being named a Second Team All-Star one of the other seasons; in the remaining season he missed over half the schedule due to injury. A bruiser known for his violence, Shore set a then-NHL record for 165 penalty minutes in his second season.

greatest NHL defensemen Eddie Shore
Eddie Shore

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  • Hart Memorial Trophy — 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938
  • NHL Record for Hart Trophies by a Defenseman (4)
  • NHL First All-Star Team — 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939
  • NHL Second All-Star Team — 1934
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1929, 1939
  • Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1947
  • Lester Patrick Trophy — 1970
  • Inducted Into Canada Sports Hall of Fame — 1975
  • No. 2 Retired by Bruins — 1947