Muzz Patrick

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Muzz Patrick
Born (1915-06-28)June 28, 1915
Victoria, BC, CAN
Died July 27, 1998(1998-07-27) (aged 83)
Riverside, CT, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Playing career 1937–1941
1945–1946

Frederick Murray "Muzz" Patrick (June 28, 1915 – July 27, 1998) was Canadian ice hockey player and coach.

Early life[edit]

Patrick was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1915. He excelled at several sports as a kid, including boxing, and in 1934, he won the Canadian amateur heavyweight title.[1]

Ice hockey career[edit]

Patrick began his professional hockey career with the EAHL's New York Crescents in 1934, and in 1938, he started playing for the NHL's New York Rangers. He helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 1939–40.[2] From 1941 to 1945, Patrick served in the U.S. military and attained the rank of captain.[1]

After the war, Patrick played for the Rangers for one season and then went to the minors, where he started his coaching career. In 1954, he returned to the Rangers as a coach. He coached for one season and then served as the team's GM until 1964.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Patrick's father, Lester, and brother, Lynn, were also coaches in the NHL.[3]

Patrick died in Riverside, Connecticut, in 1998. He was survived by his wife, Jessie, four children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.[3]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
NYR 1953–54 30 15 11 4 34 5th in NHL DNQ
NYR 1954–55 70 17 35 18 52 5th in NHL DNQ
NYR 1959–60 2 0 1 1 1 6th in NHL Interim Head Coach
NYR 1962–63 34 11 19 4 26 5th in NHL Resigned
Total 136 43 66 27 113

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Muzz Patrick". nhl.com. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Muzz Patrick". legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Durso, Joseph. "Muzz Patrick, 83, a Ranger On 1940 Stanley Cup Team". nytimes.com. July 25, 1998. Retrieved March 7, 2014.

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Preceded by
Frank Boucher
Head coach of the New York Rangers
195455
Succeeded by
Phil Watson
Preceded by
Phil Watson
Head coach of the New York Rangers
1959
Succeeded by
Alf Pike
Preceded by
Doug Harvey
Head coach of the New York Rangers
1962
Succeeded by
George Sullivan
Preceded by
Frank Boucher
General Manager of the New York Rangers
195564
Succeeded by
Emile Francis