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Fred Shero

Fred Shero

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Position Defense
Shot Left
Nickname The Fog
ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Pro Clubs New York Rangers
Nationality Image:Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Born October 23, 1925,
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died November 24, 1990,
Pro Career 1947 – 1958

</div></div> Fred Shero (October 23, 1925 - November 24, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach.


[edit] Playing career

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he attended the University of Manitoba and served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II. He played three seasons (1947-48, 1948-49, and 1949-50) with the New York Rangers.

[edit] Coaching career

He was the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers. He was the coach of the Flyers when they won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975. Through the start of the 2005-06 NHL season, he remains the winningest coach in Flyers history with 308 wins, plus 48 more in playoff competition. He was the coach of the Rangers when they reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1979.

In 1974, he won the Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year. In 1980, he was a co-recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy awarded for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

[edit] Trivia

In a 1999 Philadelphia Daily News poll, he was selected as the city’s greatest professional coach/manager, beating out legends such as Connie Mack of MLB Philadelphia Athletics, Dallas Green of MLB Philadelphia Phillies, Dick Vermeil and Greasy Neale of the NFL Philadelphia Eagles, and Billy Cunningham and Alex Hannum of the NBA Philadelphia 76ers.

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Preceded by:
Vic Stasiuk
Head Coaches of the Philadelphia Flyers
Succeeded by:
Bob McCammon

Fred Shero

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