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by Alanah McGinley on 08/07/08 at 02:07 PM ET
via press release:
Minnesota Wild founding owner Bob Naegele, Jr., Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Burke, 21-year NHL defenseman Phil Housley and Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Ted Lindsay have been named recipients of the 2008 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.
The award, one of the most prestigious in hockey, was presented to the National Hockey League by the New York Rangers in 1966. It honors the memory of Lester Patrick, who spent 50 years in hockey as a player, coach, and general manager, and was a pioneer in the sport’s development.
The recipients will be honored at the 2008 Lester Patrick Awards Luncheon Oct. 22 in Minnesota. Further details on the event, including ticket information, will be announced at a later date.
The full story on this year’s award can be read at NHL.com.
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