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Arthur Farrell

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Arthur Farrell (February 8, 1877 – February 7, 1909) was a Canadian ice hockey forward who played for McGill University in the 1890s and later the Montreal Shamrocks in the Canadian Amateur Hockey League. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Farrell helped lead the Shamrocks to Stanley Cup victories in 1899, 1900.

He wrote the first ever book on hockey, Hockey: Canada's Royal Winter Game, published in 1899 and of which only four remaining copies are known to exist in the world. He went on to write two 'how-to' books on hockey: Ice hockey and ice polo guide of 1901-1904 and How to play Ice Hockey, published in 1907.

Farrell fell ill with tuberculosis in 1906, and died in 1909. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965, along with his teammate Fred Scanlan, as a player.


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