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Eddie Shore Boston Bruins Autographed Matted & Framed Display Deceased
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Eddie Shore Boston Bruins Autographed Matted & Framed Display Deceased
Lot #502

This beautiful matted & framed display, measuring 23 x 21, commemorates Eddie Shore’s career with the Boston Bruins. Born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Shore played with the Regina Capitals of the Western Canada Hockey League in 1924-25. His team finished last in the league and folded at the end of the season. Shore moved to the league champion Edmonton Eskimos in 1925-26, where he converted from forward to defense. When the WCHL folded in 1926, Shore was sold to the Boston Bruins of the NHL.

As a rookie, he scored 12 goals and 6 assists for a total of 18 points. This was during an era when defensemen scored few goals. Shore helped the Bruins win their first Stanley Cup in 1929. Named to the NHL All-Star team for eight of the team's first nine years, Shore is the only NHL defenseman to win the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player four times. A bruiser known for NHL violence, Shore set an NHL record for 165 penalty minutes in his second season. He frequently ran over players and skated in a trademark crouch so that it was hard for rivals to knock him down.

Shore and the Bruins won their second Stanley Cup in 1939. Shore then retired from the Bruins and bought the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League, where he was player-owner in 1939-40. He was persuaded to rejoin the Bruins and played four games for the team before being traded to the New York Americans on January 25, 1940. He stayed with the Americans through their elimination from the playoffs, and was simultaneously playing with the Indians in their playoff games. In 1940 Shore along with eight other arena managers organized the first Ice Capades.

In 1947 Shore was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Boston Bruins retired his number 2. The Eddie Shore Plaque is given annually to the AHL's best defenseman. Eddie is considered one of the game’s all-time greats and was so recognized in the now revered ‘The Hockey News’ book, which ranked the 50 greatest players in NHL history. Eddie was honored as the 10th greatest player in NHL history in that publication. On February 28, 1985, Shore checked into a Springfield hospital. His condition gradually deteriorated, and he died on March 16, 1985 at the age of 82.

This beautiful display has a PSA 2 graded 1939-40 OPC V301-1, a signed Eddie Shore check dated Nov 23, 1964, a felt replica of Shore’s retirement banner and his Boston Bruins statistics. The display is in beautiful condition.