Today the Boston Bruins announced that Hall Of Famer Ferdinand (Fernie) Flaman passed away at the age of 85.
Flaman began his career in Boston in 1947, a defenseman who was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1951. Flaman was only the third American player to skate for Toronto, and won a Stanley Cup with the Leafs in his first season with the club. He fought his way back to the city of Boston following the 1953-54 season, and wore the ‘C’ for four seasons with the Black and Gold.He was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1955, 1957, and 1958 before retiring in 1961. In 910 NHL games, he finished career with 34 goals, 174 assists, and 1370 penalty minutes.
On Saturday, Bruins President Cam Neely expressed his sympathies for the Flaman family:
“The Boston Bruins are very saddened to learn of the passing of Fernie Flaman. Fernie will always be remembered fondly in Boston for his time as the captain of the Bruins as well as the impact he had on hockey in New England after his playing days ended. We send our deepest condolences to the Flaman family.”(via Bruins News)
Rest east Fern, you will be missed by all in the Bruins Organization and across New England. Thank you for everything you brought us, you will forever live on in our hearts.