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Former Bruins captain Flaman, 85, passes away

Posted on 22nd June 2012 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLFern Flaman, a Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member, has passed away. He was 85 years old.

Flaman won a Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1951. He won that title in his first of four seasons with the Maple Leafs.

Before and after his stint with the Maple Leafs, Flaman played for the Boston Bruins from 1944-45 to 1960-61. He was the team’s captain for six seasons from 1955-56 to 1960-61.

In the 1950s, Flaman was a three-time NHL Second Team All-Star at defence (once with the Maple Leafs and twice with the Bruins).

There are 50 items on the Fern Flaman Collector’s Index. His rookie card was issued in the 1950-51 Parkies set while his last player card was issued in 1961-62 O-Pee-Chee. The most recent card was issued in 2010-11 In The Game Enshrined.

In 1990, Flaman became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Dysart, SK, he passed away on Jun. 22, 2012.

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