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RW Ken Hodge, Sr.



-6'2", 215 pounds in the 1970s
-Named a First Team All-Star in 1971 and 1974.
-Played in the All-Star Game in 1971, 1973 and 1974.
-Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972
-4th in goals 3 times (68-69, 70-71, 73-74)
-Top 10 in Assists 2 times (4th in 70-71, 8th in 73-74)
-Top 5 in Points 3 times (3rd in 73-74, 4th in 70-71, 5th in 68-69)
-Led the league in short handed goals in 1965-66
-34-47-81 in 86 playoff games with the Bruins

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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Hodge is often overlooked in comparison to Espo, Bobby Orr, Derek Sanderson and Wayne Cashman on that team, but the two time all star was a key component of that offensive juggernaut to be sure.
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Originally Posted by legendsofhockey
Hodge played on the Bruins' number one line with Esposito and Wayne Cashman and his confidence exploded. He started to use his strength to hold onto the puck and create scoring chances instead of fighting, and he became one of the best scorers in the league because of his excellent shot.
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Originally Posted by Bruins 1971-72 yearbook
One of four Bruins to collect 100 or more points last season. .. ken Hodge amassed a total of 105. Notable, because he was the only one of the quartet who didn't play regularly on the power play. . . That, teammate Phil Esposito estimates, is worth 30 points at least. . A big, strapping fellow, Hodge moves efficiently on the ice and he's a rough man to meet in the corners.
Source: http://www.jwen.com/hock/bruins/khodge.html

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Originally Posted by wikipedia
Stereotyped as a grinding policeman - at 6'2", 215 lbs, Hodge was one of the larger forwards of his era - the rangy right wing played two mediocre seasons with the Black Hawks before being sent to Boston in a blockbuster deal with teammates Phil Esposito and Fred Stanfield. The trade made the Bruins into a powerhouse, as Esposito centered Hodge and left wing Ron Murphy in the 1969 season to break the NHL record for points in a season by a forward line, and Hodge scored a spectacular 45 goals and 45 assists to match Esposito's record season of 126 points. His production fell off significantly the next season (although Boston won the Stanley Cup bolstered by Hodge's skilled play), but the 1971 season saw the Bruins launch the greatest offensive juggernaut the league had ever seen, breaking dozens of offensive records. In that flurry, on one of the most feared forward lines of the era (with linemates Esposito and Wayne Cashman), Hodge would break the league record for points in a season by a right winger with 105, and finish fourth in NHL scoring. Bruins Esposito, Bobby Orr, Johnny Bucyk and Hodge finished 1–2–3–4 in league scoring -- the first time in NHL history such a feat was accomplished.

The 1972 season saw Hodge slowed down by injuries, although he recovered again in the playoffs to help the Bruins to their second Stanley Cup in three years. In 1974 he scored 50 goals and 105 points to place third in league scoring, and with Esposito, Orr and Cashman likewise finished 1–2–3–4 in league scoring for the only other time in NHL history such a feat was accomplished.

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