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'''Ferdinand Charles "Fernie" Flaman''' (January 25, 1927 – June 22, 2012) was a [[Canadian]] [[professional]] [[defenceman]] who played for the [[Boston Bruins]] and [[Toronto Maple Leafs]] in the [[National Hockey League]]. He was known as a physical defensive defenceman and a consummate bodychecker. As a coach Flaman was successful at the collegiate ranks as the head coach of [[Northeastern University]].
 
'''Ferdinand Charles "Fernie" Flaman''' (January 25, 1927 – June 22, 2012) was a [[Canadian]] [[professional]] [[defenceman]] who played for the [[Boston Bruins]] and [[Toronto Maple Leafs]] in the [[National Hockey League]]. He was known as a physical defensive defenceman and a consummate bodychecker. As a coach Flaman was successful at the collegiate ranks as the head coach of [[Northeastern University]].
   
==Playing Career==
 
 
After being signed by the Bruins in 1943 and playing three seasons for the minor-league [[Boston Olympics]] (during which time he was named to the [[Eastern Hockey League]]'s First All-Star Team in 1945 and 1946), Flaman made the big club for good in the [[1946–47 NHL season|1947 season]]. He played five seasons for Boston before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, with whom he won a [[Stanley Cup]] the year he was dealt in [[1950–51 NHL season|1951]].
 
After being signed by the Bruins in 1943 and playing three seasons for the minor-league [[Boston Olympics]] (during which time he was named to the [[Eastern Hockey League]]'s First All-Star Team in 1945 and 1946), Flaman made the big club for good in the [[1946–47 NHL season|1947 season]]. He played five seasons for Boston before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, with whom he won a [[Stanley Cup]] the year he was dealt in [[1950–51 NHL season|1951]].
   
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13Mar1957-Flaman_Bathgate_Simmons.jpg|Fern Flaman defends against Rangers [[Andy Bathgate]] during the Bruins 2-1 win on March 13, 1957.
 
13Mar1957-Flaman_Bathgate_Simmons.jpg|Fern Flaman defends against Rangers [[Andy Bathgate]] during the Bruins 2-1 win on March 13, 1957.
 
31Jan1960-Flaman_Night.jpg|Newspaper clipping for Fern Flaman night, January 31, 1960.
 
31Jan1960-Flaman_Night.jpg|Newspaper clipping for Fern Flaman night, January 31, 1960.
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==Video==
 
A minute of silent highlights of Game 5 of the 1958 Semi-finals between the Boston Bruins and [[New York Rangers]] on April 3, 1958. The last four goals of the game are shown including two second period goals by the Bruins Fern Flaman, a goal by the Rangers [[Parker MacDonald]] and a third period goal by [[Jerry Toppazzini]] in the Bruins 6-1 win.
 
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1958 04 09 New York Rangers at Boston Bruins
 
 
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