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Rangers great Cook joins AHL Hall of Fame

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Rangers legend Fred "Bun" Cook was one of four people selected to join the American Hockey League Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Cook, the brother of original Rangers captain Bill Cook, will enter the AHL Hall posthumously in a class with Dick Gamble, Gil Mayer and Mike Nykoluk.

"The AHL Board of Governors has unanimously endorsed the selection committee's recommendation for the induction of these four hockey legends into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame," said David Andrews, AHL President and CEO. "All four inductees established standards of excellence during their AHL careers that have helped define our league's great history, and we are honored to have them join our Hall of Fame."

Cook, who died in 1988, coached in the AHL for 19 seasons following his 11-year career with the Blueshirts. He led seven teams to Calder Cup championships between 1938 and 1954, and his teams reached the Calder Cup finals 11 times.

Cook is already a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, where he is honored for his playing career with the Rangers. He won the Stanley Cup twice as a Ranger, teaming up with his brother and Frank Boucher to form the famous Bread Line of the 1920s and 1930s.

The AHL Hall Class of 2007 will be honored as part of the festivities at the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic in Toronto. The induction ceremony will take place as part of the AHL All-Star Classic Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 29.

For more information, visit the AHL Hall of Fame web site at www.ahlhalloffame.com
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