Had there been a Lady Byng Trophy in Eddie Gerard
’s day, there is a solid chance he would have won a boatload of them. Gerard
was not just a gentlemanly player, but a certifiable star on the blue line. Initially Gerard started his career as a forward, but once he converted to defense he was came into his own and propelled the Ottawa Senators
to three Stanley Cups, and ironically one as a member of the Toronto St. Pats
, when he was allowed to substitute for injured players in 1922. Can you imagine that happening today?
As one of the greatest athletes ever to come from Ottawa and a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, Eddie Gerard was part of the inaugural class for the Hockey Hall of Fame. It is a shame though that he is not more revered in his hometown of Ottawa.
Should Eddie Gerard be in the Hall of Fame?
Yes I totally agree with this induction. - 50%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%