Lester Patrick – Photo with Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA)
Lester Patrick
Defense
Name
Lester (Curtis) Lester "The Silver Fox" Patrick
 
Born
December 31, 1883
 
Drummondville, Québec, Canada  View in Google Maps
 
Died
June 01, 1960  (age: 76)
 
Height 
6,1 / 185.42 cm
 
Weight 
180 lbs / 81kg
 
Shoots 
Left
Born in Canada

Played in NHL



 

Statistics

League Play
Season Team League # GP G A P PIM   GP G A P PIM
1899-1900 Montreal High School HS  
1900-1901 Montreal Westmount CAHL-I  
1900-1901 McGill University #2 CAHL-I  
1901-1902 Montreal AAA 3rds CAHL-Jr  
1902-1903 Montreal Westmount CAHL-I 5 4 0 4  
1903-1904 Brandon Hockey Club MNWHA 12 4 2 6 0  
1904-1905 Montreal Westmount CAHL 8 4 4  
1905-1906 Montreal Wanderers ECAHA 9 17 3 20 18  
1905-1906 Montreal Canadian Rubber MMfHL  
1906-1907 Montreal Wanderers ECAHA 9 10 3 13 11  
1907-1908 Nelson H/C WKSHL 3 3 0 3  
1908-1909 Edmonton Pros X-Games 1 1 0 1 3  
1908-1909 Nelson H/C WKSHL 6 22 0 22  
1909-1910 Renfrew Creamery Kings NHA 12 23 23 25  
1910-1911 Nelson H/C WKSHL 5 11 0 11  
1911-1912 PCHA All-Stars X-Games 2 0 0 0 0  
1911-1912 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 2 16 10 0 10 9  
1912-1913 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 15 14 5 19 12  
1913-1914 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 9 5 5 10 0  
1914-1915 PCHA All-Stars X-Games 2 1 0 1 0  
1914-1915 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 17 12 5 17 15  
1915-1916 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 18 13 11 24 27  
1916-1917 Spokane Canaries PCHA 23 10 11 21 15  
1917-1918 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 3 17 2 8 10 20   2 0 1 1 0
1918-1919 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 2 10 2 5 7 0  
1919-1920 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 12 2 2 4 3  
1920-1921 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 5 2 3 5 13  
1921-1922 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 2 0 0 0 0  
1922-1923 DID NOT PLAY - COACHING
1923-1924 DID NOT PLAY - COACHING
1924-1925 DID NOT PLAY - COACHING
1925-1926 Victoria Cougars WHL (1925-26) 23 5 8 13 20   2 0 0 0 2
1926-1927 New York Rangers NHL 16 1 0 0 0 2  
GP G A P PIM   GP G A P PIM
Career Totals 242 177 71 248 193   4 0 1 1 2
Tournaments
Season Team Tournament # GP G A P PIM
1903-1904 Brandon Hockey Club Stanley Cup 2 0 0
1905-1906 Montreal Wanderers Stanley Cup 2 3 3
1906-1907 Montreal Wanderers Stanley Cup 6 10 0 10 32
1908-1909 Edmonton Pros Stanley Cup 2 1 0 1 3
1912-1913 Victoria Aristocrats Challenge Series 3 4 0 4
1913-1914 Victoria Aristocrats Stanley Cup 3 2 0 2

Goalie Statistics

Regular Season
Season Team League # GP W L T SO OTL SOL Min GA GAA G A PIM
1906-1907 Montreal Wanderers ECAHA 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.00 0 0 0
1921-1922 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 2 0 0 0 0 13 1 4.62
1927-1928 New York Rangers NHL 0.00
GP W L T SO OTL SOL Min GA G A PIM
Career Totals 3 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 0
Playoffs
Season Team League # GP W L T SO OTL SOL Min GA GAA G A PIM
1927-1928 New York Rangers NHL 1 1 0 0 0   46 1 1.30 0 0 0
GP W L T SO OTL SOL Min GA G A PIM
Career Totals 1 1 0 0 0 46 1 0 0 0

Coaching Statistics

Season Team League G W L T OTL SOL % Outcome
1911-1912 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 16 7 9 0 0.438 3rd
1912-1913 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 15 10 5 0 0.667 1st
1912-1913 Victoria Aristocrats - Playoffs 3 2 1 0     0.667 Defeated Québec Hockey Club in an exhibition series
1913-1914 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 15 10 5 0 0.667 1st
1913-1914 Victoria Aristocrats - Playoffs 3 0 3 0     0.000 Lost Stanley Cup series to Toronto Blueshirts
1914-1915 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 17 4 13 0 0.235 3rd
1915-1916 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 18 5 13 0 0.278 4th
1916-1917 Spokane Canaries PCHA 23 8 15 0 0.348 4th
1917-1918 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 18 11 7 0 0.611 1st
1917-1918 Seattle Metropolitans - Playoffs 2 0 1 1     0.250 Lost PCHA final to Vancouver Milllionaires 3 goals to 2
1918-1919 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 20 7 13 0 0.350 3rd
1919-1920 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 22 10 12 0 0.455 3rd
1920-1921 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 24 10 13 1 0.438 3rd
1921-1922 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 24 11 12 1 0.479 3rd
1922-1923 Victoria Cougars PCHA 30 16 14 0 0.533 2nd
1922-1923 Victoria Cougars - Playoffs 2 1 1 0     0.500 Lost PCHA final to Vancouver MAroons
1923-1924 Victoria Cougars PCHA 30 11 18 1 0.383 Third
1924-1925 Victoria Cougars WCHL (1921-25) 28 16 12 0 0.571 3rd
1924-1925 Victoria Cougars - Playoffs 8 5 1 2     0.750 Won Stanley Cup final over Montréal Canadiens
1925-1926 Victoria Cougars WHL (1925-26) 30 15 11 4 0.567 Third
1925-1926 Victoria Cougars - Playoffs 4 2 0 2     0.750 Won championship
1926-1927 New York Rangers NHL 44 25 13 6 0.636 1st American Div. 3rd overall.
1926-1927 New York Rangers - Playoffs 2 0 1 1     0.250 Lost semi-final vs Boston Bruins.
1927-1928 New York Rangers NHL 44 19 16 9 0.534 2nd American Div. 5th overall.
1927-1928 New York Rangers - Playoffs 9 5 3 1     0.611 Won stanley Cup vs Montreal Maroons.
1928-1929 New York Rangers NHL 44 21 13 10 0.591 2nd American Div. 3rd overall.
1928-1929 New York Rangers - Playoffs 6 3 2 1     0.583 Lost final vs Boston Bruins.
1929-1930 New York Rangers NHL 44 17 17 10 0.500 3rd American Div. 6th overall.
1929-1930 New York Rangers - Playoffs 4 1 2 1     0.375 Lost semi-final vs Montreal Canadiens.
1930-1931 New York Rangers NHL 44 19 16 9 0.534 3rd American Div. 5th overall.
1930-1931 New York Rangers - Playoffs 4 2 2     0.500 Lost semi-final vs Chicago Black Hawks.
1931-1932 New York Rangers NHL 48 23 17 8 0.563 1st American Div. 2nd overall.
1931-1932 New York Rangers - Playoffs 7 3 4     0.429 Lost final vs Toronto Maple Leafs.
1932-1933 New York Rangers NHL 48 23 17 8 0.563 3rd American Div. 4th overall.
1932-1933 New York Rangers - Playoffs 8 6 1 1     0.813 Won Stanley Cup vs Toronto Maple Leafs.
1933-1934 New York Rangers NHL 48 21 19 8 0.521 3rd American Div. 5th overall.
1933-1934 New York Rangers - Playoffs 2 0 1 1     0.250 Lost quarter-final vs Montreal Maroons.
1934-1935 New York Rangers NHL 48 22 20 6 0.521 3rd American Div. 5th overall.
1934-1935 New York Rangers - Playoffs 4 1 1 2     0.500 Lost semi-final vs Montreal Maroons.
1935-1936 New York Rangers NHL 48 19 17 12 0.521 4th American Div. 6th overall.
1936-1937 New York Rangers NHL 48 19 20 9 0.490 3rd American Div. 6th overall.
1936-1937 New York Rangers - Playoffs 9 6 3     0.667 Lost final vs Detroit Red Wings.
1937-1938 New York Rangers NHL 48 27 15 6 0.625 2nd American Div. 2nd overall.
1937-1938 New York Rangers - Playoffs 3 1 2     0.333 Lost quarter-final vs NY Americans.
1938-1939 New York Rangers NHL 48 26 16 6 0.604 2nd in standing.
1938-1939 New York Rangers - Playoffs 7 3 4     0.429 Lost semi-final vs Boston Bruins.
1951-1952 Victoria Cougars PCHL (1944-52) 1 0 0 1 0.500 25 Jan --to give Léger a rest

Bio

Lester Patrick was a defenseman in the early 1900s, but he also played as a rover and filled in for the goaltender at times. He played a total of 22 elite amateur and professional hockey seasons (1903-22, 1925-27, 1927-28).

Lester was a member of the Brandon Hockey Club when they unsuccessfully challenged the Ottawa Senators for the Stanley Cup in March 1904. In March 1906, Patrick scored two crucial goals for the Montreal Wanderers when they defeated Ottawa to win the Stanley Cup.

Patrick played with Newsy Lalonde, Cyclone Taylor, and Fred Whitcroft of the Renfrew Millionaires in the National Hockey Association (NHA). Lester’s nickname “The Silver Fox” was due to his shock of gray hair. With his brother Frank, he built the first artificial rinks in Canada, and formed the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA).

In addition to being a player, Lester Patrick was also a coach and general manger of several teams. He won the Stanley Cup with the Victoria Cougars as a president, manager, and coach (1925), and the New York Rangers as a manager and coach (1928, 1933, 1940).

The Lester Patrick Trophy, named after him, is an annual award presented for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. It has been presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) and USA Hockey since 1966 to honour a recipient’s contribution to ice hockey in America. Lester Patrick was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947 as a player.

The Patrick family has been called “Hockey’s Royal Family.” Lester was the father of Lynn Patrick and the grandfather of Craig Patrick, both of whom are Hall of Famers. Another son, Muzz Patrick, was a star player who became the coach and general manager of the Rangers.

In the 1970s, Lester’s grandson, Glenn Patrick, also played in the NHL. Another grandson, Dick Patrick, has been president of the Washington Capitals since 1982.

From Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey by Laurel Zeisler

Notes

Date Note
Brother of Frank, and Guy Patrick
Father of Murray (Muzz) and Lynn; and grandfather of Richard M. (Murray's son), and Craig, and Glenn Patrick.(Lynn's sons). Uncle of Joe Patrick.
ECAHA's 1st All-Star Team (1906-07(PT))
Captained the Montreal Wanderers to the Stanley Cup in 1907
1908/12/13 Signed as a free agent Edmonton Pros
1909/12/13 Signed as a free agent by Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA)
PCHA First All-Star Team (1913,1915,1916,1917)
PCHA Second Team All-Star (1918,1920)
1925-26 playoff totals includes WHL series against Edmonton and Saskatoon
1926/10/27 Named coach and general manager of NY Rangers
1928/04/07 Replaced injured goaltender Lorne Chabot in the second period, April 7, 1928 (NYR 2, Mtl. M. 1)
1932/12/21 Named as President of New York Rangers (replacing Col. John S Hammond)
Refereed Met League games in NY in 1934-35.
1939/10/19 Stepped down as Coach of New York Rangers and named Frank Boucher as his successor
Named to NHL executive committee, with Melvyn 'Red' Dutton and E. Bickle, following the death of president Frank Calder, 1943.
Hockey Hall of Fame (1945)
1946/02/22 Resigned as New York Rangers General Manager
1949 to 1951 president Victoria Cougars (PCHL)
1952/01/25 Coached Victoria Cougars (PCHL) for one game to give Roger Léger a rest
Inducted to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (1975)
Note count: 20

Photos


Photo with Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA)


Fair photo with Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA)


Photo in goal with NY Rangers


Photo with Nelson Hockey Club

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