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.