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09-07-2009, 10:46 PM
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C/D John Mayasich



- 6'1, 190 lbs
- Charter Member of the IIHF Hall Of Fame
- Member of the USA HHOF
- Olympic Gold (1960) - was USA's captain
- Olympic Silver (1956)
- 4th in scoring in 1960 Olympics with 12 points
- Led USA with 10 points in the 1956 Olympics
- World Championship Bronze (1962)
- Named Top Defender at World Championships (1962)
- Played in 7 international tournaments from 1956-1969 (age 22-36), scoring 27 goals and 17 assists for 44 points in 46 games.
- Led Midwest Collegiate Hockey League in scoring four straight seasons (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)

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Originally Posted by Spitfire11
Scored 144 goal and 298 points in just 111 games for the NCAA University of Minnesota, 2.6 points per game, and 1.3 goals per game and still holds all Minnesota's scoring records. He also led Eveleth High School to four straight Minnesota high school championships from 1948-1951, never losing a single high school game in four years, 10 of his records still stand.
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Originally Posted by VintageMinnesotaHockey
Mayasich is regarded by many as one of the best American born Ice Hockey players of all-time even though he never played professionally. Mayasich won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association scoring title in 1954 and 1955 and was an All-American three years in a row at his university. Mayasich's #8 is the only retired number today by the Historic Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey program. Mayasich was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976
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Originally Posted by John Mariucci
John (Mayasich) brought college hockey to a new plateau. He was the Wayne Gretzky of his time. And today if he were playing pro hockey, he would simply be a bigger, stronger, back-checking Gretzky
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Originally Posted by The First Miracle On Ice
Opponents simply had no way to shut him down. His moves were too crafty, his shots too hard. Mayasich had his own unique calling card -- a wicked slap shot that would have been the envy of any NHLer except Bobby Hull.
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Originally Posted by Jack McCartan
For my money, John Mayasich was the best American hockey player that I've ever seen.

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