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Pat (Red) Shetler

Birthplace: Toronto, ON
NHL Official: 1966 - 1972
Regular Season Games: 600
Playoff Games: 15
Stanley Cup Finals: 4
All Star Games: 1968
Most Memorable Moment: - Serious eye injury during game in Boston vs Minnesota when hit accidently by Wayne Cashman's stick. - Worked many CBS-TV games. - Member of the group of officials that initiated the first Referees' union - I, along with Vern Buffey [Referee] were fired after going into business with Allan Stanley and Tim Horton in a hockey school [beehive], then rehired after divesting ourselves of ownership in the school. - Train travel during first year in league.......no airplanes - First year salary $8000.00!!!!!! Plus bonuses as well as the $15.00 per diem
Professional Highlights: - Memorial Cup [Toronto] 1965 [Edmonto vs Oshawa] - Worked Stanley Cup finals [St Louis vs Boston] first 2 games in St. Louis [series won in Boston] - Began career in 6-team league just before the first NHL expansion. - Went on to TV play-by-play broadcasting for the Philadelphia Flyers in 1972. Still broadcasting radio games for Norfolk VA Admirals [formerly ECHL and for past 6 yrs AHL] for a total of 19 years.

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