Myles Stanley J. Lane - Born October 2, 1903 in Melrose, Massachusetts – Died August 6, 1987 in Manhattan, New York was a professional ice Hockey player, college football player and coach, and New York Supreme Court justice.
Lane spent two years 1923 to 1925 with Boston A.A. Unicorns of the USAHA before attending Dartmouth College for three years.
Lane ranks as one of Dartmouth College's greatest all-time athletes. From 1925 until his graduation in 1928, Lane earned three letters in Hockey and football, respectively and another in baseball. He was captain of the 1928 Hockey team and led the squad to a 6-4 record. While at Dartmouth, Lane established records for the most goals in a season by a defenseman, 20, and career goals by a defenseman, 50, in 17 career games over 3 seasons.
As a sophomore Lane played on the 1925 team that was undefeated, 8-0-0, and acclaimed as national champions. In 1926, the Indians had a 4-4 record, but swept to a 7-1 mark in 1927, losing only to Yale as Lane scored 125 of his team's 280 points.
Lane signed with the New York Rangers on October 1, 1928. He became only the third American-born player and the first American-trained player to join the National Hockey League.
In 1928, Lane was offered by the Rangers to the Boston Bruins for Eddie Shore and $5,000. Rangers President John Hammond believed that because Lane was such a hero in his home state, the Bruins would do anything to acquire him. According to former Rangers publicity director Stan Saplin, who got the story from Lester Patrick, the telegram Bruins' president, Charles F. Adams sent back read: GET A LIFE PRESERVER - YOU ARE MYLES FROM SHORE.
The Rangers later sold his contract to the Bruins for $7,500. Lane was with the Bruins when they won the Stanley Cup vs the Rangers in 1929. Boston's first championship. This was the first time in Stanley Cup history that two American-based teams met in the Final.
From 1931-1934 Lane played for the minor league Boston Cubs of the Canadian-American Hockey League.
Lane was called up for 25 games with the Bruins in 1933-34 but retired after the season to devote full-time to his law career.
Lane was also an outstanding football player at Dartmouth, starring as a halfback for three seasons. Lane was also a All American in football and led his team to the national championship in 1925. (In addition, he also received All-American recognition for his gridiron exploits and is a member of the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame at Brunswick, New Jersey.)
After graduating from Boston College Law School in 1934, Lane joined the firm of O'Connor & Farber. Three years later he was appointed an assistant United States attorney for the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He spent four years in the Navy in World War II. After the war he rejoined the US Attorney's office, becoming chief assistant. He was a member of the prosecution team in the Rosenberg trial. In September 1951 he was appointed United States Attorney, a position he held until April 1953, when he returned to private law practice.
In 1958 he was appointed chairman of the State Investigation Commission by governor W. Averell Harriman. During his years with the commission, the agency looked into issues such as school building flaws, hospital abuses, narcotics problems, underworld activities and bid-rigging on New York City's purchases of rock salt.
Myles Lane was elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1968.
Judge Lane was appointed to the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department in 1974, where he remained until his retirement in 1979.
Inducted in to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973 - Charter Member