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Fernie Flaman
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Hockey Player
    (January 25, 1927-June 22, 2012)
    Born in Dysart, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Died in Westwood, Massachusetts
    Defenseman for the Boston Bruins (1944-50, 1954-61) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (1950-54)
    Head coach of the Northeastern University men's hockey team (1970-89)
    He went by Fern or Fernie rather then his given name of Ferdinand.
    He never won an individual award during his career.
    He led the NHL in penalty minutes (1950).
    He was described as being incredibly stubborn by former teammates.
    He admitted to studying the patterns of hard-hitting defensemen in order to emulate them.
    He took part in boxing as a teenager, prior to pursuing hockey full-time.
    He established himself as a mainstay on the Bruins blueline at 20 years of age.
    He was Bill Barilko's last defensive partner, prior to the latter's death.
    He earned a Stanley Cup ring as a member of the Leafs (1951).
    He was the longest serving head coach in the history of the Northeastern men's hockey team.

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