Frank Patrick of Renfrew Club
(b. Frank Alexis Patrick December 21, 1885 in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -
June 29, 1960) was a Canadian NHL ice
and head coach
. Along with his brother, Lester
, he helped found the Pacific Coast Hockey
. He played for the Vancouver Millionaires
of that league
from 1911-1918, winning a Stanley Cup in 1915. He also served as
PCHA president until 1924. He became the managing director of the
NHL in 1933–34 and resigned to become head coach of the Boston Bruins
Among Patrick's contributions to hockey were the blue line, the
penalty shot, the boarding penalty, and the raising of the stick
when a goal is scored, which he suggested. He also made a prophecy:
"I dream of the day that teams will dress two goaltenders for each
game." This became a reality in the NHL in 1964–65.
Patrick was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1958.
Patrick is also a
member of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, elected in
On June 29, 1960, Frank died of a heart attack exactly four weeks
after his brother died, also of a heart attack.