Arthur Howie "Art" Ross
) was an ice hockey
player, referee, coach and manager. Ross played defense for 14 years, and was on two Stanley Cup
winners -- with the now defunct Kenora in 1907 and the Montreal Wanderers in 1908. He then became a referee, and finally manager/coach of the Boston Bruins
when they joined the National Hockey League
. He coached them to three Stanley Cup winners.
In 1945 he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Since the 1947-48 season, the Art Ross Trophy has been given to the NHL's player with the highest combined total of goals and assists during the regular season .
Art Ross Memorial Trophy Winners:
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