Defenceman Dudley "Red" Garrett played 23 games for the New York Rangers in 1942-43. He was a solid player in his own zone who could play an abrasive style when necessary.
The Toronto native played his amateur hockey with the local Shamrocks and Marlboros. He also spent a year with the Toronto Red Indians of the city's Independent League before suiting up for the Blueshirts. After playing briefly with New York and the AHL's Providence Reds, Garrett entered the Navy. He played with the Sydney, Toronto and Cornwallis teams while serving his country during World War II.
On November 25, 1944 Garrett lost his life while working on a destroyer escort run off the coast of Newfoundland. His memory was honoured by the American Hockey League when they initiated a trophy in 1947 to be presented annually to the top rookie. Famous recipients included Terry Sawchuk in 1949, Roger Crozier in 1964 and Brett Hull in 1987.