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Lester Patrick
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Lester Patrick

Age: 43

The Hall of Fame defenseman, who spent the bulk of his 21-year professional career in the ECAHA (Montreal Wanderers), PCHA (Victoria Aristocrats, Spokane Canaries, Seattle Metropolitans) and WHL (Victoria Cougars) suited up for one regular season and one playoff game with the New York Rangers in 1926-27. Most famously, he coached them for 13 seasons, even coming off the bench at age 44 to play goal for a game in the 1928 Stanley Cup Final after starter Lorne Chabot was injured.

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