Frederick "Bun" Cook

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Born September 18, 1904, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 180 lbs

A "Class of 1967" inductee, "Bun" Cook became most famous for having been at the coaching helm of the most Calder Cup winning teams in AHL history with a total of seven, including two with Providence in 1937 and 1939.

He was voted the AHL All-Star coach six times. Bun piloted the Reds for six seasons from 1937 to 1943 and compiled a 148-137-39 (.517) record.

He skated in 37 games with Providence over those six campaigns. Cook enjoyed a 13-year professional playing career and was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams with the NY Rangers, in 1928 and 1933, playing on the "Bread Line" with his brother Bill and Frank Boucher.

He was posthumously inducted into the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995 and into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame in 2007.

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASON

PLAYOFFS

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

1924-25

Saskatoon Sheiks

WCHL

28

18

3

21

48

 

1925-26

Saskatoon Sheiks

WHL

30

9

5

14

20

 

1926-27

New York Rangers

NHL

44

14

9

23

42

 

2

0

0

0

2

1927-28

New York Rangers

NHL

44

14

14

28

45

 

9

2

1

3

10

1928-29

New York Rangers

NHL

43

13

5

18

70

 

6

1

0

1

12

1929-30

New York Rangers

NHL

43

24

18

42

55

 

4

2

0

2

2

1930-31

New York Rangers

NHL

44

18

17

35

72

 

4

0

0

0

2

1931-32

New York Rangers

NHL

45

14

20

34

43

 

7

6

2

8

12

1932-33

New York Rangers

NHL

48

22

15

37

35

 

8

2

0

2

4

1933-34

New York Rangers

NHL

48

18

15

33

36

 

2

0

0

0

2

1934-35

New York Rangers

NHL

48

13

21

34

26

 

4

2

0

2

0

1935-36

New York Rangers

NHL

26

4

5

9

12

 

--

--

--

--

--

1936-37

Boston Bruins

NHL

40

4

5

9

8

 

--

--

--

--

--

1937-38

Providence Reds

IAHL

19

0

1

1

14

 

1938-39

Providence Reds

IAHL

11

1

3

4

4

 

--

--

--

--

--

1939-40

Providence Reds

IAHL

1

0

0

0

0

 

2

0

0

0

0

1940-41

Providence Reds

AHL

1

0

0

0

0

 

--

--

--

--

--

1941-42

Providence Reds

AHL

2

0

1

1

0

 

--

--

--

--

--

1942-43

Providence Reds

AHL

3

1

1

2

4

 

--

--

--

--

--

COACHING STATISTICS

Season

Team

Lge

Type

GP

W

L

T

OTL

Pct

Result

1937-38

Providence Reds

IAHL

Head

48

25

16

7

0

0.594

Won Championship

1938-39

Providence Reds

IAHL

Head

54

21

22

11

0

0.491

Lost in round 2

1939-40

Providence Reds

IAHL

Head

54

27

19

8

0

0.574

Won Championship

1940-41

Providence Reds

AHL

Head

56

31

21

4

0

0.589

Lost in round 1

1941-42

Providence Reds

AHL

Head

56

17

32

7

0

0.366

Out of Playoffs

1942-43

Providence Reds

AHL

Head

56

27

27

2

0

0.500

Lost in round 1

1943-44

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

54

33

14

7

0

0.676

Lost in Finals

1944-45

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

60

34

16

10

0

0.650

Won Championship

1945-46

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

62

28

26

8

0

0.516

Lost in Finals

1946-47

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

64

38

18

8

0

0.656

Lost in round 1

1947-48

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

68

43

13

12

0

0.721

Won Championship

1948-49

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

68

41

21

6

0

0.647

Lost in round 2

1949-50

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

70

45

15

10

0

0.714

Lost in Finals

1950-51

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

71

44

22

5

0

0.655

Won Championship

1951-52

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

68

44

19

5

0

0.684

Lost in round 1

1952-53

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

64

42

20

2

0

0.672

Won Championship

1953-54

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

70

38

32

0

0

0.543

Won Championship

1954-55

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

64

32

29

3

0

0.523

Lost in round 1

1955-56

Cleveland Barons

AHL

Head

64

26

31

7

0

0.461

Lost in Finals

 

Frederick “Bun” Cook
Coach, Left Wing

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