Ralph Bowman

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Ralph Bowman
Born (1911-06-20)June 20, 1911
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died October 17, 1990(1990-10-17) (aged 79)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Ottawa Senators
St. Louis Eagles
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1933–1943

Ralph Blaylock "Scotty" Bowman (June 20, 1911 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – October 17, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Bowman played seven seasons in the National Hockey League for the Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Eagles and Detroit Red Wings.

On November 13, 1934 Bowman, then playing for the St. Louis Eagles, scored the first penalty shot goal in NHL history.[1]

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  1. ^ Cowan, Stu. "This date in Habs history: Nov. 10". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved August 21, 2018. In 1934, the Canadiens’ Armand Mondou (above) became the first player in NHL history to take a penalty shot. He missed his attempt against Toronto’s George Hainsworth. Three days later, Ralph Bowman of St. Louis scored the first penalty-shot goal in NHL history. 

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