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08-11-2009, 01:37 AM
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RW Bill Goldsworthy



- 6'0", 190 lbs
- Top-20 in goals 5 times (5th, 6th, 12th, 15th, 17th)
- 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th in RW All-star voting
- Led 1968 playoffs in goals and points (5th in assists)
- 37 points in 40 playoff games
- Summit Series Champion (1972)
- Played in 4 NHL All-Star Games (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976)

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Originally Posted by loh.net
Right-winger Bill Goldsworthy was a clever goal scorer who played nearly 800 NHL games in the 1960s and '70s. He was best known for his fine work with the Minnesota North Stars and the "Goldy Shuffle" after each goal.

The crafty winger was a decent addition to his new club in its first two NHL seasons. In 1969-70, he broke through as a bona fide NHL sniper with 36 goals. The next season, his speed and offensive thrusts helped the North Stars give the Montreal Canadiens a tough battle in the semi-finals. A few months later, he represented Canada in the historic Summit Series versus the USSR. During his time in Minnesota, Goldsworthy scored at least 30 goals five times including a career high 48 in 1973-74. He was considered one of the most exciting forwards in the NHL and was picked to participate in the All-Star game in 1970, 1972, 1974, and 1976.
A couple of quotes about Goldsworthy's grit:

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Originally Posted by Pro Hockey Stars Of Today

He had a habit of fighting anyone who he felt made him look bad, but tamed down later on.

He could sure check an opponent viciously when he wished to.


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