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chaosrevolver
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LW: Nick Libett


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Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Left-winger Nick Libett used his speed and quick hands to be an asset at both ends of the ice. He reached the 20-goal mark six times and would have been better known if he played on one of the NHL's better clubs.
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Originally Posted by Detroit Red Wings History
Libett broke in with Detroit in 1967-68, launching a 14-season NHL career as an effective, two-way left-winger. Six times, Libett attained the 20-goal plateau, netting a career high of 31 goals in 1971-72. It was without the puck where Libett was most respected, however. His work as a checker rated him among the best in the NHL.

A durable, hard-working sort, Libett missed only two games his first six NHL seasons and once played 389 consecutive games.

Libett performed these challenging and often dirty tasks for a team which made the playoffs just twice during his 12 seasons as a Red Wing.

Libett represented the Wings in the 1976-77 NHL All-Star Game and was picked to play for Canada at the 1979 World Championships.
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Originally Posted by Rod Gilbert
Every time I played against him, I cringed, because I knew I wouldn't have any room and I was going to have a tough time.
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Originally Posted by Nick Libett
Checking was different then. Today, checkers can have only four goals. I wasn't a prolific scorer, but I knew I could score 20 or 25 a season.
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Originally Posted by Dave Lewis
He had that determination and drive you'd like to see all the players on your team have. You'd slow him down and he'd keep coming. You'd hit him and he'd get back up. And he was relentless as a checker.
* Team Captain (1974, 1979)
* Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977)
* Represented Team Canada at the World Championships (1979)
* Scored 20+ Goals (1970, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978)
* Scored 30+ Goals (1972)
* Recorded 40+ Points (1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)
* Recorded 50+ Points (1972, 1973, 1975)
* Had 8 points in 16 playoff games (including 6 goals)

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