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Walter A. Brown

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Walter A. Brown (February 10, 1905 – September 7, 1964) was the original owner of the Boston Celtics as well as an important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States.


Brown also played an important role in the development of hockey; he coached the amateur Boston Olympics to five Eastern Hockey League championships and guided the USA to its first gold medal in the 1933 World Championship. Ironically, he beat another future NHL team owner - Harold Ballard, who coached the Toronto National Sea Fleas who represented Canada.

In 1951, he bought the financially strapped Boston Bruins; he had been the Bruins' landlord since becoming the Garden's manager. He served as the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation from 1954 to 1957.

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Preceded by
Weston Adams, Sr.
President of the Boston Bruins
Succeeded by
Weston Adams, Sr.
Preceded by
Dr Fritz Kraatz
President of the IIHF
Succeeded by
John F "Bunny" Ahearne

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