Lester Patrick (December 30, 1883 - June 1, 1960) born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. He was a professional ice hockey player and coach associated with the Victoria Aristocrats/Cougars of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (Western Hockey League after 1924), and the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Patrick is famous for an incident which occurred during the Stanley Cup finals of 1928. At the age of 44, while serving as coach and general manager of the Rangers, Patrick inserted himself into a playoff game to play goal against the Montreal Maroons due to an eye injury to starting goaltender Lorne Chabot. Patrick allowed no goals in helping the Rangers to an overtime victory. Chabot returned to play goal the next game and the Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup. He also guided the Rangers to another championship in 1933.
The Lester Patrick Trophy, awarded for outstanding contributions to hockey in the United States, is named for him. He was also the namesake of the Patrick Division, one of the former divisions of the NHL teams.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.
He was the father of Lynn Patrick and the grandfather Craig Patrick, both of whom are in the Hall of Fame.