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Fernie Flaman

Born:Jan 25, 1927Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Dysart, SaskatchewanPosition:Defense
Known For:Stanley Cup Champion (1951)Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Fernie Flaman (January 25, 1927 – June 22, 2012) was a Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Boston Bruins during the 1960-61 season. Signed by the Bruins in 1943, Flaman played three season’s for the Eastern Hockey League’s Boston Olympics, impressing management enough to earn a full-time role with the Bruins for the 1947-48 season. In five seasons with the Bruins, Flaman registered 12 goals and 28 assists in 222 games and was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1950-51 season. That same year, Flaman and the Maple Leafs would go on to win the 1951 Stanley Cup, earning Flaman his one and only title. Flaman would go on to play in three more seasons for Toronto before re-joining the Bruins for the 1954-55 season.

In the 1955-56 season, Flaman was named the Bruins’ 10th captain in franchise history, holding that title for the last six years of his time in the NHL. Following the 1960-61 season, Flaman went on to play for the AHL’s Providence Reds for three seasons, amassing 63 points (8 goals, 55 assists) in 155 games. Upon retiring in 1964, he left the game as the NHL’s third most-penalized player of all time, at the time of his departure.

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Staff History

  • Providence Reds, AHL (Player-Coach) 1961-1964
  • Providence Reds, AHL (Head Coach) 1964-1965
  • Providence Reds, AHL (General Manager) 1964-1965
  • Los Angeles Blades, WHL-Sr. (Head Coach) 1966-1967
  • Fort Worth Wings, CPHL (Head Coach) 1967-1969
  • Fort Worth Wings, CPHL (General Manager) 1967-1969
  • Boston Bruins (Scout) 1969-1970
  • Northeastern University, NCAA (Head Coach) 1970-1989
  • New Jersey Devils (Scout) 1990-2012

Achievements

  • 2x EAHL First All-Star Team (1945, 1946)
  • 3x NHL Second All-Star Team (1955, 1957, 1958)
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion (1951)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (1991)

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