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01-05-2012, 11:26 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC, Canada
10th in Points 1929
47 G, 49 A, 96 PTs in 319 GP
Versatile, played centre, wing, defence, (he even served as an emergancy linesman one game)
Hec Kilrea was great on the line, although the lion's share of the honors went to Danny Cox
Member of the IIHF Hall of Fame
39 G, 21 A, 60 Pts in 106 World Championship GP
23 Pts in 33 Olympic Games
Second all-time goal scorer of the 1.Bundesliga/DEL (behind Erich Kühnhackl)
He was a member of the German 1984 Canada Cup and competed in five Winter Olympics in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994 and 1998. His appearance at the 1998 Olympics made him, along with Raimo Helminen (Finland) the third and fourth hockey players to ever compete at five Winter Olympics, after Udo Kießling (Germany) and Petter Thoresen (Norway).
Hockey Draft Central
Named best left wing in German history by German Ice Hockey News readers. ... Served as captain of German national team from 1996 until 1999
Ice Hockey Wiki:
Already as a seventeen years old, it was clear that Dieter Hegen would become one of the greatest German players of all times. Young Hegen in his first season scored 60 goals and added 64 assists for 124 points in only 42 games with ESV Kaufbeuren's 2.Liga Süd affiliate. More than ready for the elite level, Hegen joined the senior squad in the elite 1.Bundesliga. He didn't look out of place the slightest bit, scoring 54 goals and totalling 89 points in 43 games. The strong play of the rookie player attracted the attention of North American scouts; the Montreal Canadiens drafted him 46th overall in
the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Hegen, however, never played in the National Hockey League.
1992 World Championship All-Star Team
118 G, 147 A, 265 pts in 423 GP
Legends of Hockey
The talented forward scored 16 goals as a rookie in 1985-86 and showed an ability to play solid defensive hockey. The next year he notched 24 goals and helped the Isles reach the Patrick Division finals. Makela's finest year was 1987-88 when he played on Team Finland at the Canada Cup and then recorded personal bests of 36 goals and 76 points. During the late '80s, the Islanders declined and Makela found himself traded to the L.A. Kings. Prior to the 1990-91 season, the tricky winger was sent to the Buffalo Sabres where he scored 15 goals and was utilized in a checking role much of the time.
Makela returned to Finland with TPS Turku in 1991-92 and promptly led the league with 70 points in 44 games and was named the top player in the country. The respected veteran also played for his country at the 1992 Albertville Olympics and helped them win silver at the World Championships a few weeks later. Two years later, he moved to Sweden's Malmo IF then helped Finland win bronze at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and silver at that year's World Championships.
I don't know much about him, but wherever Wikipedia received the statement "The revived league still had some great stars like Albert Kerr and Art Throop, but many of the players got better offers from the Canadian leagues in late December and the team lineups were patched together at best to complete the season" has me intrigued
He had 24 pts in 18 PCHA games in 1914-15
Montreal Gazette, Jan. 2, 1913
Throop appeared better able to go the route than any of the other forwards and worked the hardest
Toronto World, Nov. 25, 1913
Throop, the speedy Tecumseh forward player of last season, left for the coast to join the New Westminister team
Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 27, 1913
None of the coast players who are in the East will be missed as Throop, Nighbor, and Kerr will be much stronger than were Gardner, MacDonald, and Prodgers
He may have killed another player on the ice:
Not sure if he's anything...
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