Ice Hockey, Ice hockey player
1902 – 1985
Who was Eddie Shore?
Edward William Shore was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, principally for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, and the longtime owner of the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League, iconic for his toughness and defensive skill.
Shore won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player four times, the most of any defenceman, and third overall behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. Shore was named a season-ending NHL All-Star eight of the first nine seasons that the league named such teams; the only season he failed to do so he missed over half the schedule due to injury. A bruiser known for NHL violence, Shore set a then-NHL record for 165 penalty minutes in his second season.