Fido Purpur

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Fido Purpur
Born (1914-09-26)September 26, 1914
Grand Forks, ND, USA
Died February 21, 2001(2001-02-21) (aged 86)
Grand Forks, ND, USA
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for St. Louis Eagles
Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1933–1947

Clifford Joseph "Fido" Purpur (September 26, 1914 – February 21, 2001) was a professional ice hockey player who played five seasons in the National Hockey League for the St. Louis Eagles, Chicago Black Hawks, and Detroit Red Wings.

He holds the distinction of being the first person born in North Dakota to play in the National Hockey League. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974.[1][2] He also received the State's highest honor, the Roughrider Award in 1981. In 1988, he received the Hobey Baker Legends of College Hockey Award.