Frederick Lionel Hitchman (November 3, 1901 in Toronto, Ontario – January 12, 1969 in Glens Falls, New York) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League for the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins.
Forming one of the greatest defensive pairings of all time with superstar Eddie Shore, Hitchman's #3 jersey was retired by the Boston Bruins on February 22, 1934, the first time in North American professional sports history that a player's number was officially and permanently retired.
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