Eddie Bush

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Edward Webster Bush (July 11, 1918 in Collingwood, Ontario – May 31, 1984) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and coach.

Bush began his career by playing junior hockey in Guelph, Ontario. He then became a hockey vagabond, playing on fourteen separate squads over thirteen years as a professional. He played 26 games over parts of two seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, but spent most of his career in the American Hockey League Bush also saw his career interrupted by military service, as he took off the entire 1945-46 campaign to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force.[1]

In 1950, Bush began his long coaching career by presiding over his hometown junior club, the Collingwood Shipbuilders. He later led a variety of other teams, including the Guelph Biltmores and Kitchener Rangers of junior hockey, and the Quebec Aces and Richmond Robins of the AHL. He took a job as a scout with the fledgling Kansas City Scouts, and he served as interim coach for 32 games in 1976.[2]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
Kansas City Scouts 1975–76 32 1 23 8 (36) 5th in Smythe Missed playoffs

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Preceded by
Sid Abel
Head coach of the Kansas City Scouts
Succeeded by
Johnny Wilson