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Fred Glover California Golden Seals Autographed 8x10 B&W Photo - Deceased
Lot #501

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Fred Glover California Golden Seals Autographed 8x10 B&W Photo - Deceased
Lot #501
Glover spent parts of 5 seasons in the NHL during the late 1940’s thru the early 1950’s. The first four of those years were with the Detroit Red Wings where his teammate Gordie Howe was also just beginning his NHL career. Comparisons of the former teammates impact on their respective leagues would become a topic of future conversation. Fred played a final season with the Chicago Blackhawks before making the AHL his permanent home.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Barons in 1953, Glover starred for the AHL’s Indianapolis Capitals for parts of 4 seasons, where he won his first Calder Cup championship. After 7 games with the St. Louis Flyers in 1952-53, Glover joined the Barons for his first of 16 seasons with the club. During his last 6 seasons in Cleveland, 1962-68, Glover served as the team’s player/coach. When discussing legendary AHL players, no conversation could be complete without a thorough examination of Glover’s outstanding career. During his 20-year AHL career, Fred led his team in scoring 8 times while winning a record 5 Calder Cup championships. Fred also holds the record with 17 Calder Cup postseason appearances. Glover was a 3-time winner of the AHL’s MVP and twice led the league in scoring. Fred played with a serious edge to his game and similar to his former teammate in Detroit, he compiled staggering career totals. When he retired following the 1967-68 season, Glover was the AHL’s all-time leader in games played 1201, Goals 520, Assists 814, Points 1334 and PIMS 2402. In fact, at that time, only Glover, Gordie Howe and Rocket Richard, all number 9’s, had ever eclipsed the 500-Goal mark in professional hockey. Fred’s number 9 was retired in 1969 and it is still honored to this day by the current Barons franchise. Glover is perhaps the greatest inductee to the AHL Hall of Fame.

After Fred’s playing days were over, he went into coaching and was an NHL head coach for 7 seasons beginning in 1968-69. Most of that time was spent behind the bench for the Oakland/California Seals. Fred died in 2001 at the age of 73. The photo is in beautiful condition and the signature is a 10.