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Mike Farkas
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Edward "Teddy" Graham



Position: D
Shoots: L
Height/Weight: 5'8", 170 lbs. - 5'10", 175 lbs.
Played in NHL: 1927-1937

All-Star Voting (didn't play full career in AS Team era): T-5th in First Team voting/9th on Alternate Team in 1931; T-4th on Alternate Team (Right D, also rec'd one Left D vote as well) in 1933.

H-R Defensive Point Shares (Top 10): 1, 3, 6, 9 [all from 1932-1936]
2x Stanley Cup Finalist
AHA champion (1930)
Memorial Cup champion (1924)

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Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
He was a reliable player in his own end and passed the puck to his forwards efficiently.
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Originally Posted by The Calgary Daily Herald - Jan. 24, 1928
The new-comer is the much-discussed athlete who was traded for Amby Moran, about the same time as the Miller-McCallon deal, but refused to come to the prairie. ...the new Saskatoon player is a capable defence player and should make a good showing in the prairie circuit.
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Originally Posted by New York Times - Apr. 9, 1938
The name of Ted Graham, former New York Americans hockey star, has been mentioned as York's successor.
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Originally Posted by The Saskatoon Phoenix - Feb. 28, 1928
Hal Yorke, on the other hand, had plenty of close calls besides the four shots that were rifled past him. Had it not been for the over-anxiousness Ron Moffatt and Ted Graham would have boosted Saskatoon's margin to a greater extent than four goals in the third canto. ||| Graham, Klein and Moffatt tore down the ice together...
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Originally Posted by Chicago Tribune - Jan. 4, 1933
Edward Dixon Graham, better known to followers of the Chicago Blackhawks as Teddy, yesterday was named captain of the local hockey team...
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Sep. 23, 1938
-Former Star to Coach Owen Sound Grays- ...and signing of Graham, a star puckman with Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and other major league teams, is the latest move in an effort to hoist the juniors back to prominence enjoyed when Owen Sound won the Dominion junior title in 1924.
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Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen - Nov. 15, 1940
Teddy Graham, former National Hockey League defence star.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Jan. 15, 1935
Manager Jack Adams of the Detroit Red Wings revealed tonight why he has sent his reliable defenceman, Teddy Graham, down to the Olympics of the International Hockey League squad...is only temporary, he said. Graham contracted a form of fish poisoning recently and was unable to eat fish or anything else for several days.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Apr. 4, 1934
...shot the puck into the open Chicago net after Teddy Graham had rushed in behind the Hawk net and passed to Larry Aurie who feinted Gardiner out of position before slipping the disc over to Lewis.
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Originally Posted by Chicago Tribune - Nov. 29, 1926
Teddy Graham, the husky defense player of the Cardinal squad, showed hockey fans at the Coliseum some fast offensive play last night.
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Originally Posted by New York Times - Mar. 16, 1936
Teddy Graham's speedy solo rush around Earl Siebert, Chicago defenseman, gave the Boston Bruins a 1 to 0 triumph over the Black Hawks...
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Originally Posted by The Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal - Jan. 5, 1928
Teddy Graham, a defense spare, was being hailed today as the much needed "firecracker" for the Black Hawk hockey offense following his brilliant individual performance last night...Graham's goal, the Hawks' only marker in three furious sessions of hockey, came in the closing minutes of the last period when he shot the puck alongside the boards, twenty feet from the net. It was the best play seen on local ice this season.
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Originally Posted by The Border Cities Star - Nov. 11, 1925
Ottawa is particularly anxious to obtain Graham's signature to a prof. contract and will make a strong effort to get him to enlist in the salaried ranks.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Aug. 25, 1933
Teddy Graham, sturdy defenceman of the Chicago Black Hawks, will come to Maroons for Lionel Conacher in a deal which has been practically completed...The acquisition of Graham will bring together again the veteran defence combination of Marvin Wentworth and Teddy Graham, for a long period, Chicago's stalwart outer guard.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Nov. 27, 1933
Teddy Graham, stocky defenceman who came to Maroons from Chicago this year, launched the play that meant victory. He took the puck from his own defence, dashed up the left boards and was forced into the corner by Ching Johnson. Graham managed to send a speedy passout to the front of the goal...
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Originally Posted by The Milwaukee Journal - Jan. 5, 1930
The Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League made another move to strengthen their defense Saturday by purchasing Edward (Teddy) Graham, defense star from the Tulsa Oilers of the American association. Twenty four years old and weighing 175 pounds, Graham led all defense players in all professional hockey leagues last year in scoring. Even among the wing men in his own league did he rank high, finishing sixth place and helping the Oilers win the American Association championship.
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Originally Posted by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix - Dec. 23, 1929
Teddy Graham, Tulsa defenceman, won the game with a solo goal counted less than two minutes before the end of the third period.
Was traded staight up for Amby Moran (Graham refused to report) and traded for Lionel Conacher straight up as well in seperate instances. Was traded with $50,000 (1935) for Syd Howe and Scotty Bowman. Fought in World War II.

Little is known about Graham, but from what I've researched he was stocky and while reports of his height varied from 5'8" to 5'10" he's never referred to as small (which makes a good amount of sense for the era). He was speedy and a frequent puck-rusher that would go on forays into the attacking zone looking for offense. Also referred to as steady, reliable and sturdy defensively. Was traded for some pretty high end players and received some acknowledgement of his stardom in aforementioned all-star voting. Probably a two-way defenseman that was able to rush the puck well and create offensively that provided solid or better defense, but wasn't overly physical. Also a player that might not have reached the high-end potential that he was thought to have at times. Seems like teams wanted to catch lightning in a bottle with him but only occasionally did.


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