Frank Fredrickson

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Frank Fredrickson
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1958
Frank Fredrickson, 1920 Olympics.jpg
Frank Fredrickson representing Canada at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
Born (1895-07-11)July 11, 1895
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died May 28, 1979(1979-05-28) (aged 83)
Toronto, ON, CAN[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Olympics (IHL
Detroit Falcons (NHL)
Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Detroit Cougars (NHL)
Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
Victoria Cougars (PCHA)
Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA)
National team  Canada
Playing career 1913–1932
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada
Gold 1920 Antwerp Team competition
Fredrickson with the Victoria Cougars.

Sigurður Franklin Fredrickson (June 11, 1895 – May 28, 1979) was a Canadian ice hockey player who was significant to both the amateur and professional sport as it evolved in North America in the early 20th century.[2] Fredrickson's career was interrupted by military service during World War I and prematurely ended by a knee injury in 1931.[3]

An anglicization, his last name carries the Icelandic spelling Friðriksson and the alternate English spelling Frederickson.[4]

Amateur career[edit]

Fredrickson attended Kelvin Technical Institute and Central Collegiate before enrolling at the University of Manitoba law school, where he captained the hockey team. After serving in the 196th Battalion in World War I, he captained the Winnipeg Falcons,[5] to the 1920 Allan Cup and then to the first gold medal offered in the sport at the 1920 Olympics at Antwerp.

Professional career[edit]

Professionally, Fredrickson played for the Victoria Cougars of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Detroit Falcons in the National Hockey League. He helped Victoria win the Stanley Cup in 1925. On December 21, 1928 Fredrickson was traded from the Boston Bruins to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mickey MacKay. When the Stanley Cup was redone during the 1957–58 NHL season season his name was engraved, contrary to NHL rules, on the Cup with the 1929 Bruins. Fredrickson was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates the day Boston won the Cup. This made him ineligible to be on the cup with Boston.

Fredrickson coached hockey and lacrosse after his retirement. He coached the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1929–1930 season, when he also played 9 games, but the team went 5-36-3 and moved to Philadelphia the next season before folding. Fredrickson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958[1] and is also a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Fredrickson was of Icelandic and Irish heritage.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1913–14 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 11 13 7 20 0
1914–15 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 8 10 5 15 0 1 1 0 1 0
1915–16 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 6 13 3 16 14
1916–17 Winnipeg 223rd Battalion MHL-Sr. 8 17 3 20 40
1919–20 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 10 23 5 28 12 6 22 5 27 2
1920–21 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 21 20 12 32 3
1921–22 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 24 15 10 25 26
1922–23 Victoria Cougars PCHA 30 39 16 55 26 2 2 0 2 4
1923–24 Victoria Cougars PCHA 30 19 8 27 28
1924–25 Victoria Cougars WCHL 28 22 8 30 43 8 6 3 9 8
1925–26 Victoria Cougars WHL 30 16 8 24 89 8 3 2 5 16
1926–27 Detroit Cougars NHL 16 4 6 10 12
1926–27 Boston Bruins NHL 28 14 7 21 33 8 2 2 4 20
1927–28 Boston Bruins NHL 41 10 4 14 83 2 0 1 1 4
1928–29 Boston Bruins NHL 12 3 1 4 24
1928–29 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 31 3 7 10 28
1929–30 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 9 4 7 11 20
1930–31 Detroit Falcons NHL 24 1 2 3 6
1930–31 Detroit Olympics IHL 6 0 1 1 2
PCHA totals 105 93 46 139 83 2 2 0 2 4
WCHL and WHL totals 58 38 16 54 132 16 9 5 14 24
NHL totals 161 39 34 73 206 10 2 3 5 24
  • All statistics taken from NHL.com[6]

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hockey Hall of Fame 2003, p. 28.
  2. ^ "Frank Fredrickson Biography". legendsofhockety.net. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Frank Fredrickson Biography". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Winnipeg Falcons - Military Biographies". Icelandic Veteran's Database (in Icelandic). 1923. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Spalding, as reproduced on Winnipeg falcons.com". Spalding's Athletic Library. 1919. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  6. ^ NHL.com (2009). "Frank Fredrickson's NHL Profile". NHL.com. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

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