page contents
skip navigation
Home Players & Parents Coaches Officials Team USA Membership Safety About Help

Trailblazer Tony Rossi earns honor

10/25/2011, 2:45pm MDT
By Mike G. Morreale (NHL.com)

After nearly five decades spent playing a significant role in the growth of hockey across the United States, it's easy to see why the sport has had such a profound effect on the everyday life of Tony Rossi.

"When life is over, I would hate to have a tombstone that said, 'He built a couple of nice buildings,' " Rossi told NHL.com.

"It was a surprise because you just go along doing what you do in life and, all of a sudden after all these years, you get a call from the Commissioner and he says you'll be awarded the Lester Patrick," Rossi, 70, said. "I've been to a number of these dinners and presentations for Ron DeGregorio and Art Berglund and you just never think of yourself in that category. But you realize you're getting to that age where you start to pick up an honor or two here or there."

Read the full article >>  

Related News

Most Popular Articles

2015 USAH Annual Award Winners Announced

05/21/2015, 10:55am MDT
By USAHockey.com

2015 Annual Congress to be Held June 3-6 in Colorado Springs

USA Hockey to Conduct WNT Goaltending Camp

05/18/2015, 4:00pm MDT
By USAHockey.com

Inaugural Development Camp Will Take Place May 21-24 In Blaine, Minnesota

Sioux City’s Robert Carpenter is Building Upon the Family Name

10/30/2014, 3:45pm MDT
By Tom Robinson - Special to USAHockey.com

Tag(s): Lester Patrick Award