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With our 14th selection, the 435th overall in this year All-Time Draft, the Detroit Falcons are extremely please to select C/LW Fleming David Mackell

Nickname: Mac
Height: 5'7''
Weight: 156 lbs
Position: Center, Left Winger, Right Winger
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: April 30, 1929
Place of Birth: Montreal , Quebec, Canada

Stanley Cup Champion (1949, 1951)
Stanley Cup Finalist (1953, 1957, 1958)
NHL First All-Star Team (1953)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1954)

Top-10 Scoring (7th, 8th, 10th)
Top-10 Goalscoring (5th)
Top-10 Assist (5th, 8th)
*0.55 Point per game in the regular season*
Top-10 Playoff Scoring (1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th)
Top-10 Playoff Goalscoring (4th, 5th, 10th, 10th)
Top-10 Playoff Assist (1st, 1st, 6th, 6th, 7th, 10th)
*0.79 Point per game in the playoffs*

Hart Nomination (9th)

- Fleming Mackell is the son of Jack, won won the Stanley Cup with the Ottawa Senators in 1920 and 1921. Fleming is also the father of Joanne Mackell, a singer-songwriter
- He won the Memorial Cup in 1947 and registered the most point in the tournament
- In the summer 1947, Mackell 3-month son died
- Mackell lost all his teeth to hockey before turning pro with the Maple Leafs
- At 18, Mackell was the youngest player on the ice at the first-ever NHL All-Star game, on October 13th, 1947
- He was traded to Boston by Toronto for Jim Morrison, on January 9th, 1952
- Mackell won the Dufresne Trophy in 1953, awarded annually to the outstanding Bruins player
- He coached one game in the QJMHL with the 1974-1975 Cornwall Royals

Originally Posted by Ultimate Hockey
He was a tough, chippy little center. Like a lot of small players, Mackell was a maddening guy to play against. He was a tricky center who would dart from point to point on the ice. He had superb acceleration, was a nifty stick-handler, and had a star quality shot. And the boy had heart.

Peak years 1953-57
Comparable Recent Player Theoren Fleury
Originally Posted by Who's Who In Hockey
One of the speediest skaters ever to grace the National Hockey League.
Originally Posted by Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.3
Mackell was a tough little centre.

He had a good year in 1957, playing with Toppazzini and and Regan, and was outstanding in the final series of the playoffs against Canadiens. The following year he was again brilliant, playing with Toppazzinin and McKenney, and let the point scorers in the playoffs.

Boston finished second in 1959 and the line of Mackell, Toppazzini and McKenney was equal with the 'Uke' trio in goal production.

1957 Playoffs Stanley Cup Finals:
Game 4: XXX XXXXXXX and Fleming Mackell were again the stars in the second game at Boston

1958 Playoffs Semi-Final
Game 6: The Toppazzini, Mackell and McKenney line was the best
1959 Stanley Cup Final
Game 4: Boston again evened the series winning the fourth game 3-1 on the brilliant play of Mackell, Toppazzini and McKenney line
Originally Posted by 1959-60 Topps #19 Fleming Mackell
Originally Posted by 1957-58 Topps #16 Fleming Mackell
Originally Posted by 1954-55 Parkhurst #50 Fleming Mackell
Originally Posted by Truro Daily News
Interestingly, in checking closely we find that when comparing Fleming MacKell's playoff scoring statistics with players of his era who have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame he has outscored a number of them.
Originally Posted by New York Times; April 15th 1957
Fleming Mackell was the hero as an inspired Boston Bruins' hockey team remained alive in the fourout-of-seven Stanley Cup final play-off series by blanking the Montreal Canadiens, 2 to 0, at the Boston Garden tonight.
Originally Posted by Globe and Mail; October 11th, 1948
Not so, however, fighting little Fleming Mackell. The hard-working ex-St.Michael's star accounted for two of the Toronto goals and helped set up the plays for the two of his pivot man, Max Bentley.
As has been the case in the last three exibition games, the new line of Bentley and a couple of rookies, Mackell and Les Costello, has carried most of the Leafs' scoring mall.
Originally Posted by Globe and Mail; April 9th, 1951
So effective was the work of the quick-skating Max Bentley, Joe Klukay and Fleming Mackell that they accounted for three of the Toronto goals, more than enough to move the Leafs into a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven semi-final playoff series.
Originally Posted by Globe and Mail; April 2nd, 1952
Fleming Mackell's sizzling 15-footer, fired with less than six minutes to go, tonight enabled Boston Bruins to square their best-of-seven, National Hockey League semi-final playoff series with Mnotreal Canadiens.
Originally Posted by Globe and Mail; February 27th, 1956
Fleming Mackell checked as though he were waging a personal vendetta with every Leaf on the ice. Mackell and strong-checking Gerry Toppazzini were especially effective in frustrating Leafs' alleged power play.
Leafs succesfully blanked Bruins' main line of XXX XXXXXX, XXXX XXXXXXXXXX and Don McKenney but they were hardly prepared for the offensive of XXXXXXX, Mackell and XXXXXXX, three centerman playing on one line.
Mackell had performed adagin-like feats to keep the puck in the Leaf end.
Originally Posted by Globe and Mail; December 16th, 1957
Mackell, skating as if his pants were on fire, tied the score in the second period. He dodged XXX XXXXXXX at the Leaf blue line, flew around XXX XXXXXXXX and beat Chadwick with a hard, high back-hander.
Originally Posted by Globe and Mail; April 18th, 1958
Mackell, Toppazzini and Don McKenney played vigorous, two-way hockey for the Bruins.
Originally Posted by Globe and Mail; February 20th, 1971
Fleming Mackell scored Montreal's first two goals with a performance that should have some NHL expansion team knocking on his door.
Originally Posted by Sport Illustrated; April 22nd, 1957
Montreal, out to sweep Stanley Cup final in four straight after outscoring Boston 1-0, 4-2 for 3-0 lead, ran smack-dab into red-hot Fleming Mackell and Goalie Don Simmons, who lifted Bruins to 2-0 victory at Boston, sending series into fifth game.
- ''There was a lot of intimidation if you weren't big. If you weren't a rough, tough player, you could never show that you didn't like the rough stuff or they would run you out of the league.'' - Fleming Mackell

- ''I was about six years old and at that time, he was past his goal-scoring heights but was still an effective penalty killer." - Robbie Ftorek on Fleming Mackell

- ''I only had dreams of playing in the league. Winning the Cup was a plus.'' - Fleming Mackell on winning his first Stanley Cup


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