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Hall of Fame manager Allen, 90, passes away

Posted on 4th February 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags: ,

NHLKeith Allen, a Stanley Cup winner both as a player and general manager, has passed away. The Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Allen played senior and minor-pro hockey, winning the Calder Cup in 1943 with the Buffalo Bisons. He eventually worked his way up to the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup in 1954.

After serving as a coach at the minor-pro level, Allen was picked as head coach of the NHL’s expansion Philadelphia Flyers. He then became the team’s general manager, leading the club to back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975.

Born on 21 August 1923, he passed away on 4 February 2014. He became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

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