Biography of Famous Hockey Player and Athlete E.W. Eddie Shore

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E. W. (Eddie) Shore

Eddie Shore brought the National Hockey League a caliber of rough and tough hockey from 1926 to 1940 that perhaps may never be equaled. He was without doubt one of the best and most durable players in NHL history.

Born in Ft. Qu'Appelle, Sask., in 1902, he quickly moved up through the amateur ranks and joined the Boston Bruins as a defenseman in 1926-1927 in the NHL. He typified the rough-and-tumble aspects of the game like no other player. He was particularly talented in taking up the offense and setting up plays. He literally knocked down any opponent in his way, thus involving himself in fistic battles and penalties.

He became the sport's leading drawing card at a time when hockey was making a bid as a big-time sport in the U.S. He not only hit harder than any defenseman, but he could skate faster than most forwards. He became one of the most hated players, but of course was beloved by another segment of players and fans.

Shore remained with the Bruins for 13 years, scoring 105 goals and adding 179 assists. He is the only defenseman to win the Hart Trophy 4 times--1932-1933, 1934-1935, 1935-1936, and 1937-1938. He was voted 7 times to the NHL's 1st All-Star team and once to the 2nd team. He was a member of 2 Stanley Cup winning teams, 1928-1929 and 1938-1939. He finished his career with the New York Americans in the 1939-1940 season.

Sportswriters recall that Shore antagonized fans, fought opponents and stirred more controversy than any other player with the possible exception of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Shore was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1945.

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