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09-03-2009, 01:04 AM
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LW Nick Mickoski

Came so close to being an all-time NYR legend; instead, he's a AAA player. Just two inches woulda done it.

- 6'1", 183 lbs
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1950)
- 4 times top-15 in goals (11th, 13th, 13th, 13th)
- 9th in assists (1955)
- 3rd in assists & 10th in points in the 1950 playoffs

17th-highest scorer over the span of his career (the rest of the top-50 have ALL been selected, only 21st-place Creighton and 36th-place Reibel recently)

Originally Posted by
Left-winger Nick Mickoski played over 700 NHL games for four different clubs during the Original Six era. He was a fine goal scorer and playmaker whose 6'1" frame was difficult to bump off the puck.

Beginning in the 1948-49 season, "Broadway Nick" spent parts of seven seasons with the Rangers. After scoring 20 points in 1949-50, he helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup finals for the last time in 22 years. During the overtime period of the seventh game, he hit the post then watched Pete Babando become a hero in Motown. In 1950-51, he hit the 20-goal mark while teamed with Ed Slowinski and Don Raleigh.

Mickoski joined the Chicago Black Hawks in 1954-55 and was a fine two- way worker with Ed Litzenberger and Red Sullivan. He was picked up by the Detroit Red Wings halfway through the 1957-58 season and made his first playoff appearance in eight years. After playing 66 games for the club in 1958-59, he was acquired by the Boston Bruins where he played his last half season.
Originally Posted by Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Everyone Who has Ever Played in the NHL
Skated like the wind...
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Mickoski, 6 1 and 183 lbs. had size and also speed.
Originally Posted by NY Times, 3/16/1949
Mickoski walloped a backhand past Brimsek to put New York back into the battle.
He can score from anywhere!

Originally Posted by NY Times, 01/01/1951
Midway in the 3rd, Mickoski lashed a left alley shot past Gelineau, with the help of ** ******** and Don Raleigh. At 16:06, with Pat Egan's assistance, Mickoski counted another from the right alley.

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