Sigurður Franklin Fredrickson (June 3, 1895 – May 28, 1979) was a Icelandic-Canadian ice hockey player who was significant to both the amateur and professional sport as it evolved in North America in the early 20th century. Fredrickson's career was interrupted by military service during World War I and prematurely ended by a knee injury in 1931.
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1958|
Frank Fredrickson representing Canada at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
June 3, 1895|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
May 28, 1979 (aged 83)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Detroit Olympics (IHL)|
Detroit Falcons (NHL)
Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Detroit Cougars (NHL)
Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
Victoria Cougars (PCHA)
Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA)
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's Ice hockey|
|1920 Antwerp||Team competition|
The Icelandic spelling of his last name is Friðriksson and the alternate English spelling Frederickson.
Fredrickson attended Kelvin Technical Institute and Central Collegiate before enrolling at the University of Manitoba law school, where he captained the hockey team. After serving in the 196th Battalion, the 223rd Battalion, and the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, he captained the Winnipeg Falcons, to the 1920 Allan Cup and then to the first gold medal offered in the sport at the 1920 Olympics at Antwerp.
Professionally, Fredrickson played for the Victoria Cougars of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Detroit Falcons in the National Hockey League. He helped Victoria win the Stanley Cup in 1925.
On January 18, 1927, Fredrickson scored four goals in a single game for Boston in the Bruins' 7-3 victory over the New York Rangers. He became the second Bruin to achieve this feat. Teammate Harry Oliver had done it exactly one week before.
On December 21, 1928 Fredrickson was traded from the Boston Bruins to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mickey MacKay. When the Stanley Cup was redone during the 1957–58 NHL season his name was engraved, contrary to NHL rules, on the Cup with the 1929 Bruins. Fredrickson was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates the day Boston won the Cup. This made him ineligible to be on the cup with Boston.
Fredrickson coached hockey and lacrosse after his retirement. He coached the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1929–1930 season, when he also played 9 games, but the team went 5-36-3 and moved to Philadelphia the next season before folding. In 1933, Fredrickson was named coach of the Princeton University ice hockey team. Fredrickson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958 and is also a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Fredrickson was of Icelandic and Irish heritage.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1916–17||Winnipeg 223rd Battalion||MHL-Sr.||8||17||3||20||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|WCHL and WHL totals||58||38||16||54||132||16||9||5||14||24|
- All statistics taken from NHL.com
Awards and achievementsEdit
- Allan Cup championship (1920)
- Olympic gold medalist (1920)
- PCHA First All-Star Team (1921, 1922, 1923, and 1924)
- PCHA Scoring Champion (1923)
- PCHA Goals Leader (1923)
- Stanley Cup championships (1925 and 1929)
- WCHL First All-Star Team (1926)
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958
- Selected to Manitoba's All-Century Second All-Star Team
- Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1981
- Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|PIT||1929–30||44||5||36||3||13||5th in American||Missed playoffs|
- Sigurdur Franklin "Frank" Fredrickson at Manitoba Historical Society
- Hockey Hall of Fame (2003). Honoured Members: Hockey Hall of Fame. Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing. ISBN 1-55168-239-7.
- Hockey Hall of Fame 2003, p. 28.
- "Frank Fredrickson Biography". legendsofhockety.net. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Frank Fredrickson Biography". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Winnipeg Falcons - Military Biographies". Icelandic Veteran's Database (in Icelandic). 1923. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Spalding, as reproduced on Winnipeg falcons.com". Spalding's Athletic Library. 1919. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Tigers Here Saturday". The Baltimore Sun. December 31, 1933. p. 11.
- NHL.com (2009). "Frank Fredrickson's NHL Profile". NHL.com. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Quakers coaches