Frederick Wellington Taylor

Frederick Wellington Taylor, "Cyclone", hockey's first great star (b at Tara, Ont 23 June 1883; d at Vancouver 9 June 1979). He played in Listowel, Ont, and Portage la Prairie, Man, and joined hockey's first

Taylor, Frederick Wellington

Frederick Wellington Taylor, "Cyclone," hockey's first great star (b at Tara, Ont 23 June 1883; d at Vancouver 9 June 1979). He played in Listowel, Ont, and Portage la Prairie, Man, and joined hockey's first professional team in Houghton, Mich (1906). A swift, agile skater, Taylor attracted crowds and commanded high salaries. He played for Ottawa in 1908, Renfrew Millionaires 1910-11 and Vancouver Millionaires 1913-21, scoring 194 goals in 186 games. His fame as the outstanding player of hockey's formative years spread even to the Soviet Union, which he visited twice. Taylor was a charter member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.


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