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Bill Quackenbush
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Hockey Player
    (March 2, 1922-September 12, 1999)
    Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Birth name was Hubert George Quackenbush
    Defenseman for the Detroit Red Wings (1942-49) and the Boston Bruins (1949-56)
    Head coach for the Princeton men's ice hockey team (1967-73) and women's ice hockey team (1978-85)
    Lady Byng Trophy winner (1949)
    He was given the name Bill by an aunt who hated his actual name.
    He was traded out of spite by Jack Adams after he won the Lady Byng Trophy.
    His clean style of play did not endear him to Adams, who felt he should have played rougher.
    He never won a Stanley Cup championship, despite playing in the Finals four times.
    He posted a record of 34–104–2 as the head coach of the men's ice hockey team at Princeton.
    He worked as a manufacturing agent while attending night classes at Northeastern University.
    He was the first defenseman in NHL history to win the Lady Byng Trophy.
    He played in 131 consecutive games without recording a penalty.
    He was considered a complete defenseman by hockey pundits, as he excelled in both the offensive and defensive aspects of the game.|
    He was the first head coach in the history of Princeton's women's ice hockey program.

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