Hockey's history shows handful of lesser-known non-white pioneers

The New York Rangers, members of the National Hockey League, pose for a photo in 1928 in New York. From left to right, top row: Billy Boyd, Butch Keeling, manager Lester Patrick, Ching Johnson, Myles Lane, Taffy Abel and Paul Thompson. From left to right, bottom row: trainer Harry Westerby, Murray Murdock, Frank Boucher, Bill Cook, John Ross, Leo Bourgault and Bunny Cook. Abel was one of the first known Native American players in the NHL. (AP Photo/File)

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