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Position Defenceman
Shot Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Nationality Canada
Born Octoober 23,1925,
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died November 24,1990 (age 65),
Pro Career 1947 – 1958

Fred Alexander Shero (October 23, 1925 - November 24, 1990) was a Canadian professional player and coach. His son Ray Shero serves as the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Playing career

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he attended the University of Manitoba and served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II. In 1945, he played for the navy team Winnipeg HMCS Chippewa, the 1944-45 Manitoba Senior Playoffs winners. He played three seasons (1947–48, 1948–49, and 1949–50) with the New York Rangers.

Coaching career

He was the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers. He was the coach of the Flyers when they won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975. Through the start of the 2007-08 NHL season, he remains the winningest coach in Flyers history with 308 wins, plus 48 more in playoff competition. He was the coach of the New York Rangers when they reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1979.

In 1974, he won the Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year. In 1980, he was a co-recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy awarded for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

Before leading his team to a clinching Game 6 victory in the 1974 Stanley Cup final, the teams first-ever Stanley Cup, Fred Shero wrote his most famous motivational line on the team's blackboard: "Win together today, and we walk together forever."

He died of stomach cancer on November 24, 1990 at the age of 65.

In a 1999 Philadelphia Daily News poll, he was selected as the city’s greatest professional coach/manager, beating out legends such as Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics, Dallas Green of the Philadelphia Phillies, Dick Vermeil and Greasy Neale of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Billy Cunningham and Alex Hannum of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Awards & Achievements

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Coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T Pts Finish W L Win % Result
PHI 71–72 78 26 38 14 66 5th in West - - - -
PHI 72–73 78 37 30 11 85 2nd in West 5 6 .454 Semi-Finalist
PHI 73–74 78 50 16 12 112 1st in West 12 5 .706 Won Stanley Cup
PHI 74–75 80 51 18 11 113 1st in Patrick 12 5 .706 Won Stanley Cup
PHI 75–76 80 51 13 16 118 1st in Patrick 8 8 .500 Finalist
PHI 76–77 80 48 16 16 112 1st in Patrick 4 6 .400 Semi-Finalist
PHI 77–78 80 45 20 15 105 2nd in Patrick 6 5 .545 Semi-Finalist
PHI total 554 308
55.6%
151
27.3%
95
17.1%
711 48 35 .578 6 Playoff Appearances
2 Stanley Cups
NYR 78–79 80 40 29 11 91 3rd in Patrick 11 7 .611 Finalist
NYR 79–80 80 38 32 10 86 3rd in Patrick 4 5 .444 Quarter-Finalist
NYR 80–81 20 4 13 3 11 - - - - -
NYR total 180 82
45.6%
74
41.1%
24
13.3%
188 15 12 .555 2 Playoff Appearances
Total 734 390
53.1%
225
30.7%
119
16.2%
899 63 47 .573 8 Playoff Appearances
2 Stanley Cups
Preceded by
Vic Stasiuk
Head Coaches of the Philadelphia Flyers
19711978
Succeeded by
Bob McCammon
Preceded by
New Award
Winner of the Jack Adams Award
1974
Succeeded by
Bob Pulford
Preceded by
Jean-Guy Talbot
Head Coaches of the New York Rangers
1978–1981
Succeeded by
Herb Brooks
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