Eddie Jeremiah

Eddie Jeremiah's NHL career lasted just 15 games in the 1931-32 season, 9 contests with the New York Americans and 6 with the Boston Bruins. He picked up a single assist in an otherwise unnoticeable NHL career.

Yet his contributions to hockey undeniably rank him as one of the greatest hockey legends.

The son of Armenian immigrants, Jeremiah was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1905. He grew up excelling not only at hockey, but also baseball and football. He lettered in all three sports at Dartmouth University.

Following graduation Jeremiah pursued a five year professional career, most of that time spent in the old Can-Am League.

Jeremiah became a hockey legend when he returned to Dartmouth as coach of the hockey program, also coaching baseball and football. He coached the hockey team from 1937 through 1967, making the NCAA finals in 1948 and 1949 and winning Ivy league titles in 1959 and 1960. In 1942, prior to an official NCAA championship, "Coach Jerry" guided Dartmouth to a national title with a 21-2 record.

Between 1942 and 1946 he coached Dartmouth to a college record 46 consecutive win. In 1951 he was named as the first ever college hockey coach of the year. And in 1964 he coached Team USA to a 5th place finish at the Innsbruck Olympics.

Jeremiah, who won a college record 46 consecutive games, died of cancer in 1967, just three months after he coached his last game. The National Hockey League saluted Jeremiah's contributions to hockey in the United States with the Lester Patrick trophy in 1969.

In 2008 Jeremiah, who also wrote four books on hockey, was also honored with the Hobey Baker Legend of Hockey Award.


Dominic Roelandt 10:26 AM  

What a great guy ,Dominic Roelandt

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