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Myles J. Lane

BIRTHPLACE: Melrose, Mass.

BORN: October 2, 1905

DIED: August 6, 1987




Myles Lane ranks as one of Dartmouth College's greatest all-time athletes. From 1925 until his graduation in 1928, Lane earned three letters in hockey and football, respectively and another in baseball. He was captain of the 1928 hockey team and led the squad to a 6-4 record.

Whale at Dartmout, Lane established records for the most goals in a season by a defenseman, 20, and career goals by a defenseman, 50. Lane was also an outstanding football player at Dartmouth, starring as a halfback for three seasons. (In addition, he also received All-American recognition for his gridiron exploits and is a member of the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame at Brunswick, New Jersey.)

As a sophomore he played on the 1925 team that was undefeated, 8-0-0, and acclaimed as national champions. In 1926, the Indians had a 4-4 record, but swept to a 7-1 mark in 1927, losing only to Yale as Lane scored 125 of his team's 280 points.

Lane later gained national prominence by becoming the first American collegian to successfully enter the ranks of professional hockey, when he joined the New York Rangers in 1928. During his initial professional hockey season with the Rangers, Lane was sold to the Boston Bruins, where he went on to a Stanley Cup victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Lane was also a teammate of George Owen on this club. He returned for a portion of the 1930 season as well as for the 1934 campaign.

Following his hockey playing days, Lane went on to pursue a career in the law, where he became one of the nation's most successful trial laywers and foe of organized crime.