Ferdinand "Fernie" Flaman

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Born January 25, 1927 in Dysart, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height: 5’10”  Weight: 190 bs

A “Class of 1972” inductee, "Fernie" Flaman served as a player/coach with the Reds from 1961 to 1964. Behind the bench from 1961-1965, he compiled a 126-146-14 (.65) record during those four seasons piloting the Reds. As a player, he scored 63 points, 55 assists and 181 PIM in 155 games on the blueline.

Like many other NHLers of his time, Fernieís development was rushed because of the player shortage caused by World War II. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he was only the third American player to skate for the Toronto Maple Leafís when he joined them in 1950.

Fernie amassed 1,370 PIM and 208 points during 17 NHL seasons between 1944 and 1961. One of the gameís great leaders and bodycheckers, the affable Flaman won a Stanley Cup with the Leafs in 1951 and played 12 seasons with the Bruins, serving as the teamís fearless captain from 1955 until the end of his NHL career in 1961.

Flaman played in 5 NHL All-Star games and was enshrined in the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990. He was named

USA Hockey Coach of the Year in 1982, one of 17 years behind the bench at Northeastern University. He was later inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

1943-44

Boston Olympics EHL                      
1943-44 Brooklyn Crescents EHL                      
1944-45 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0            
1944-45 Boston Olympics EHL                      
1945-46 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0            
1945-46 Boston Olympics EHL 45 11 23 34 80            
1946-47 Hershey Bears AHL 38 4 8 12 64            
1946-47 Boston Bruins NHL 23 1 4 5 41   5 0 0 0 8
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 56 4 6 10 69   5 0 0 0 12
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 60 4 12 16 62   5 0 1 1 8
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 69 2 5 7 122            
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 14 1 1 2 37            
1950-51 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 11 1 6 7 24            
1950-51 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 2 6 8 64   9 1 0 1 8
1951-52 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 0 7 7 110   4 0 2 2 18
1952-53 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 2 8 10 110            
1953-54 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 62 0 8 8 84   2 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Boston Bruins NHL 70 4 14 18 150   4 1 0 1 2
1955-56 Boston Bruins NHL 62 4 17 21 70  
1956-57 Boston Bruins NHL 68 6 25 31 108   10 0 3 3 19
1957-58 Boston Bruins NHL 66 0 15 15 71   12 2 2 4 10
1958-59 Boston Bruins NHL 70 0 21 21 101   7 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Boston Bruins NHL 60 2 18 20 112  
1960-61 Boston Bruins NHL 62 2 9 11 59  
1961-62 Providence Reds AHL 65 3 33 36 95   3 0 1 1 6
1962-63 Providence Reds AHL 68 4 17 21 65   6 0 2 2 0
1963-64 Providence Reds AHL 22 1 5 6 21   3 0 1 1 4

COACHING STATISTICS

Season

Team

Lge

Type

GP

W

L

T

OTL

Pct

Result

1961-62 Providence Reds AHL Head 70 36 32 2 0 0.529 Lost in round 1

1962-63

Providence Reds

AHL

Head

72 38 29 5 0 0.563 Lost in round 1
1963-64 Providence Reds AHL Head 72 32 35 5 0 0.479 Lost in round 1
1964-65 Providence Reds AHL Head 72 20 50 2 0 0.292 Out of playoffs
1966-67 Los Angeles Blades WHL Head 72 29 38 5 0 0.438 Out of playoffs
1967-68 Forth Worth Kings CPHL Head 70 34 25 11 0 0.564 Lost in finals
1968-69 Forth Worth Kings CHL Head 72 23 29 20 0 0.458 Out of playoffs

Ferdinand "Fernie" Flaman
Defense/Coach/General Manager

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