1947 Hockey Inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:24:37 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Aurele Joliat http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2431-aurele-joliat http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2431-aurele-joliat Aurele Joliat
The 1934 Hart Trophy Winner, Aurele Joliat was a star for the Montreal Canadians for many years and was a popular star. The diminutive Joliat (he only stood five feet seven) was nicknamed the “Little Giant” and was a major part of four Stanley Cup runs by the legendary Montreal Canadians. The career Montreal Canadians Left Winger was rightfully inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.
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Claude Robinson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2432-claude-robinson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2432-claude-robinson Claude Robinson
A decent player in his youth, Claude Robinson’s induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame is essentially based on his groundwork of creating the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. Robinson also coached the Canadian Team to Olympic Gold in 1932. Robinson was one of a long list of builders inducted in 1947, though it can be argued (and we will) that his induction may not equate to that of the other builders of that class.
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Cyclone Taylor http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2433-cyclone-taylor http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2433-cyclone-taylor Cyclone Taylor
One of the early stars of organized hockey, Cyclone Taylor was a prolific scorer and a great two way player. He would lead his respective league in scoring on multiple occasions and would twice be part of Stanley Cup winning teams. As such, Taylor was rewarded with an early induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:12:29 +0000
Dit Clapper http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2434-dit-clapper http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2434-dit-clapper Dit Clapper
Seriously, is there a cooler name in the hockey’s annals than Dit Clapper? Funky name aside, Clapper was the first player to last twenty seasons in professional hockey, and he did not just last; he thrived. He was an All Star at both Left Wing and Defense and was a vital part of three Stanley Cup wins for the Boston Bruins (where he spent his entire career). Clapper was so respected by the world of hockey that he was inducted into the Hall of Fame the year that he retired (1947). It was a well earned honor.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Tue, 25 Dec 2012 00:43:03 +0000
Eddie Shore http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2435-eddie-shore http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2435-eddie-shore Eddie Shore
One of the best defenseman of his (or any) era, Eddie Shore remains the blueliner with the most Hart Trophies (4) for his career. One of the toughest men in the league, he guarded his end of the ice as if it were his family and still managed to be effective on the offensive side of the game. The punishing bruiser was a seven time First Team All Star; though we imagine voters would be afraid not too elect him to any All Star squad or Hall of Fame. We know we would!
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:58:23 +0000
Frank Calder http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2436-frank-calder http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2436-frank-calder Frank Calder
The first President of the National Hockey League, Frank Calder navigated through the troubled times of the league’s early days and was one of the game’s first true visionaries. It was not easy, as he faced two World Wars, the Great Depression and of course NHL owners! Calder’s love of the game and dedication to it is honored annually with the awarding of the Calder Trophy given to NHL’s top Rookie.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Tue, 25 Dec 2012 13:06:51 +0000
Frank Nighbor http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2437-frank-nighbor http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2437-frank-nighbor Frank Nighbor
The answer to the trivia question, “Who was the first player to win the Hart Trophy”, Frank Nighbor was also the recipient of many other awards. He was also the first ever Lady Byng Trophy winner. In fact, it was his sportsmanship that inspired Lady Byng to donate the award in the first place. Had there been the Frank J. Selke award back then (for the top defensive forward) he might have won a boatload of those too. His mastery of the poke check and ability to counter attack made him one of the most dangerous players in the League. Nighbor also led the Ottawa Senators to three Stanley Cups. Seems like a no brainer to enter the Hall of Fame to us.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Tue, 25 Dec 2012 16:12:46 +0000
James Sutherland http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2438-james-sutherland http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2438-james-sutherland James Sutherland
Likely not part of the first induction class due to hard work that he did to make a Hockey Hall of Fame happen in the first place (Seriously, without Sutherland this would have taken years longer), James T. Sutherland was part of the glut of builders who were part of the 1947 Class.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:22:19 +0000
John Ross Robertson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2439-john-ross-robertson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2439-john-ross-robertson John Ross Robertson
John Ross Robertson was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame based on his work in organizing Amateur Hockey. His staunch belief that the sport should remain amateur may seem outdated now, but it did allow for the creation of the best early leagues in the sport. One can only imagine what he would have thought of labor issues with today’s game.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:21:56 +0000
Lester Patrick http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2440-lester-patrick http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2440-lester-patrick Lester Patrick
A very good player in his own right, Lester Patrick entered the Hockey Hall of Fame for a lot more than his prowess with a stick. Granted, he was a very good offensive minded defenseman, but may not have been good enough to become a Hall of Famer on his on ice skills alone. Along with his brother, he founded the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (later renamed the Western Canada Hockey League) and created a more wide open game.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Sat, 29 Dec 2012 07:25:49 +0000
Russell Bowie http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2441-russell-bowie http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2441-russell-bowie Russell Bowie
The ultimate amateur athlete, Russell Bowie refused to change his beliefs despite the changing hockey world around him. A major star in the first decade of the 20th century, Bowie would refuse all overtures to take pay of any kind; despite the sport moving towards that direction. He was an incredible stickhandler who led his league in scoring five times and averaged two and a half goals per game throughout his career. Bowie may have been selected in the second Hall of Fame class, but easily belonged in the first one.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:34:33 +0000
W.A. Hewitt http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2442-wa-hewitt http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2442-wa-hewitt W.A. Hewitt
Initially a sportswriter whose true passion was hockey, W.A. Hewitt would become the secretary of the Ontario Hockey association; a position he would hold for nearly sixty years. He would also manage three teams for Canada to successive Gold Medals in the Olympics. Hewitt was a vital part of hockey’s growth in Toronto and was the longtime Manager of Attractions of the new Maple Leaf Gardens.
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William Northey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2443-william-northey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1940s-inductees/1947-hockey-inductees/2443-william-northey William Northey
A very important figure behind the scene in the growth of hockey (especially in Montreal), William Northey helped to establish the ECAHA (Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association) and later the CAHA (Canadian Amateur Hockey Association). Northey helped to convince Sir Montagu Allan to donate a trophy (The Allan Cup) which was (and still is) given to top Amateur team in Canada. He would become the Cup’s trustee. In Montreal, he was the director of the Canadian Arena Company which built the iconic Montreal Forum.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1947 Hockey Inductees Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:46:50 +0000