The woman in this photo is Marguerite Norris, the first woman to have her name officially engraved on the Stanley Cup.(Lilly Murphy of Ottawa had her name etched on the Cup in 1911, but her connection to the Sens was dubious, and she was not accepted to be listed on the Cup when it was redone by the NHL in the 1950s.)
Marguerite became the Red Wings’ president in 1952, making her the first female executive in the NHL. The team finished first in all three seasons she was president. Her brother Bruce took over the team in 1955.
There have been theories that originally Marguerite was intended to be a front, as her brother was having tax issues at the time. However, she proved to be quite competent, and it’s a curious “what if” had she remained in charge of the Red Wings.
Marguerite’s father, James Norris, Sr., her brothers James D. and Bruce are all members of the Hall of Fame. She is not.
You can find Marguerite’s name on the Stanley Cup twice, in 1954 and 1955.

The woman in this photo is Marguerite Norris, the first woman to have her name officially engraved on the Stanley Cup.(Lilly Murphy of Ottawa had her name etched on the Cup in 1911, but her connection to the Sens was dubious, and she was not accepted to be listed on the Cup when it was redone by the NHL in the 1950s.)

Marguerite became the Red Wings’ president in 1952, making her the first female executive in the NHL. The team finished first in all three seasons she was president. Her brother Bruce took over the team in 1955.

There have been theories that originally Marguerite was intended to be a front, as her brother was having tax issues at the time. However, she proved to be quite competent, and it’s a curious “what if” had she remained in charge of the Red Wings.

Marguerite’s father, James Norris, Sr., her brothers James D. and Bruce are all members of the Hall of Fame. She is not.

You can find Marguerite’s name on the Stanley Cup twice, in 1954 and 1955.

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