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
Don Norman
Sport(s) ice hockey
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–1956 North Dakota
Head coaching record
Overall 94–75–6 (.554)

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.

Purpur was 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.

College Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Dakota Fighting Sioux (Independent) (1949–1951)
1949–50 North Dakota 15–6–2
1950–51 North Dakota 12–12–2
North Dakota: 27–18–2
North Dakota Fighting Sioux (MCHL) (1951–1953)
1951–52 North Dakota 13–11–1 6–6–0 4th
1952–53 North Dakota 15–5–0 11–5–0 3rd
North Dakota: 28–16–1 17–11–0
North Dakota Fighting Sioux (WIHL) (1953–1956)
1953–54 North Dakota 14–12–1 9–6–1 3rd
1954–55 North Dakota 14–13–1 9–12–1 6th
1955–56 North Dakota 11–16–1 7–13–0 t-5th
North Dakota: 39–41–3 23–31–2
Total: 94–75–6

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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