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 Lyle Zealand Wright

Lyle Zealand Wright

Birth
Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Death 23 May 1963 (aged 64)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 5 Lot 513 Grave 6
Memorial ID 6116 · View Source
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US Hockey Hall of Fame Figure. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, he was identified with organizing hockey from the first moment it existed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and remained with it, in one capacity or another, until his death. He managed the Millers, who played in the American Hockey Association, from 1928 to 1931 and then moved to Chicago to become business manager of the Blackhawks. He returned to Minneapolis in the early 1930s and remained there for the remainder of his career serving in varying capacities with the Minneapolis Arena eventually attaining the office of the president. He also was involved with the minor-league professional Minneapolis Millers almost continuously during their existence. In addition to hockey, Wright was involved in figure skating, such as the Ice Follies and the Minneapolis Aquatennial. He was posthumously inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6116
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lyle Zealand Wright (28 Sep 1898–23 May 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6116, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .