Atd-ML#10 THE MINOR LEAGUE DRAFT
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01-30-2009, 11:15 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
With the 1st selection in the 10th Minor League Draft..the Labatt Blues select..
RW - Mickey Redmond (1968-1976)
Redmond got in on
two Stanley Cup
victories with the Canadiens before being traded to the Red Wings as part of a package to bring Frank Mahovlich over to Montreal in 1971. In Detroit, Redmond was slowed by injuries in the early going, but quickly bounced back to catch fire. In his second season with the club, he became the
first Red Wings in team history to top the 50-goal mark
in a single season. And to make sure it wasn't just a dream, he went out and
netted another 51 goals the following year.
- Legends of Hockey
"The 5'11" 185lb Redmond was a strong skater, but not a clever puck-carrier. His strength was in his arms, not his body, and he couldn't barge over people. He had to be set up. But if a team got the puck to him, he had a low wrist shot that he got away with remarkable quickness and a slap shot which had the force and accuracy of a rifle."
- Bill Libby (Author)
"Redmond probably has as high a scoring potential as any young player in hockey. He shoots as hard as Bobby Hull and gets his shot off in a hurry. He's not big, but he's tremendously strong. His big season was no surprise to me."
- Gordie Howe
* Stanley Cup (1968, 1969)
* First All-Star Team (1973)
* Second All-Star Team (1974)
* NHL All-Star Game (1974)
* Detroit Red Wings Captain (1974)
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