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03-04-2013, 12:09 AM
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Montreal Gazette, Jan 14, 1948

A professional hockey player reaches his peak at the age of 24 or 25. He can then count on 4 good years before he starts to slip.

This is not our conclusion, but that of Professor Harvey C. Lehman of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, who devoted years of research to the subject.
Lehman also studied athletes in general (not just hockey players) and found their peak years tended to be from 27-29.

Not the most illuminating article for ATD purposes, but interesting that "when is a player's peak?" was always such an item of interest.

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