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03-21-2014, 11:43 AM
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Past or present players who wear/have worn a toupee

Thought this would be a fun little subject





any others? This includes coaches and the like

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Bobby Hull apparently had his toupee pulled off during a fight

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=369771
http://thehockeyfiles.com/2012/03/22...p-of-his-head/

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Thought this would be a fun little subject



any others? This includes coaches and the like
chico witout it!


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03-21-2014, 03:54 PM
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Guy Lafleur

Guy Lafleur had a hair weave and became a spokesman:

http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/01/sp...ans-adieu.html

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Chico Resch up there looks like a plumper version of Sonny Bono. Yikes.... and what jersey is that he's wearing?

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Whalers' defense Paul Hurley



http://www.hartfordwhalernation.com/...training-camp/

also add Flyers goaltender Darren Jensen to the hair club



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But Jensen didn’t find levity in everything. He was very self-conscious about his hair, which had betrayed him when he was 19. Froese remembers walking in on his teammate in a hotel room. “I open the door and here’s this guy who’s probably three inches shorter than what I’m used to seeing and looks really old,” Froese laughs. “He’s got his hairpiece in his hand and he’s brushing it.”

Standing up for his colleague, Froese protected Jensen from the traditional hazing ritual of shaving the rookie. For the rest of the year, the Flyers instead rubbed Jensen’s head for luck.
http://www.thehockeynews.com/article...en-Jensen.html

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Bobby Hull apparently had his toupee pulled off during a fight

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=369771
http://thehockeyfiles.com/2012/03/22...p-of-his-head/


I found part of the fight at :28-:34

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The earliest indication of his age came with the loss of his hair. Mohns became one of the first NHLers to sport a toupee. Being such a novelty, his Blackhawk teammates couldn't resist pinning a note on the back of his coat, unbeknownst to him that read, "It's a wig!"
http://www.hockeyheritagenorth.ca/m/349-doug-mohns.html


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Bobby Hull apparently had his toupee pulled off during a fight

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=369771
http://thehockeyfiles.com/2012/03/22...p-of-his-head/
For such a famous story, I've never been able to find a firsthand account of it. Consider that this involved:
- The WHA, which was a bit of a madcap adventure in the first place
- Bobby Hull, a superstar who definitely had additional focus because of him having jumped to the WHA
- A bizarre incident, namely someone having their toupee ripped out

Yet we've had multiple different players (Hanson, Durbano, Goldthorpe) all identified as the culprit in this incident. Durbano is the most popular in stories, but Hanson himself claims he did it.

Do we have any original source material from the 70s that actually confirms this story? Everything I've found is a lot of stories from 1995 and later, mostly from WHA players reminiscing about what a crazy league and time it was.

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03-22-2014, 12:46 AM
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For such a famous story, I've never been able to find a firsthand account of it.
Frank Mahovlich points the finger at Hanson so I'll go with that version... though ya, I have seen it claimed that Durbano was the guilty party.

I say Hanson.

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For such a famous story, I've never been able to find a firsthand account of it. Consider that this involved:
- The WHA, which was a bit of a madcap adventure in the first place
- Bobby Hull, a superstar who definitely had additional focus because of him having jumped to the WHA
- A bizarre incident, namely someone having their toupee ripped out

Yet we've had multiple different players (Hanson, Durbano, Goldthorpe) all identified as the culprit in this incident. Durbano is the most popular in stories, but Hanson himself claims he did it.

Do we have any original source material from the 70s that actually confirms this story? Everything I've found is a lot of stories from 1995 and later, mostly from WHA players reminiscing about what a crazy league and time it was.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=2509,2586087

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03-22-2014, 01:16 AM
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^^^ Good find Uncle Rotter. Hanson it is.... Hull returning to play... wearing a helmet.

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Seems like Hull took it in stride, going to the dressing room, donning a helmet and coming back to lead a 9-3 win in the first game of a playoff series vs the Bulls. In the same article 50 year old Gordie Howe scores a short handed goal in another playoff game.

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Thought this would be a fun little subject



any others? This includes coaches and the like
Jacques Lemaire has both Rick Martin's hair and his jersey.

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Doug Mohns
Had a feeling I'd find a reference here to Doug Mohns. With the Hawks, he was often the butt of jokes because of it.

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Chico Resch up there looks like a plumper version of Sonny Bono. Yikes.... and what jersey is that he's wearing?
Legendary New Haven Nighthawks.

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I found part of the fight at :28-:34
Looks like legendary New Haven Nighthawk Kevin Morrison in the box.

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I know Lemaire had plugs( as I saw them up close), but never saw him wearing a rug.He went to the combover by the early 70's.

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Why is Lemaire in a Sabres uniform? What am I missing here?

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Why is Lemaire in a Sabres uniform? What am I missing here?
http://yathehabsrule.blogspot.ca/200...s-sort-of.html

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I did not actually know this.

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Chico Resch up there looks like a plumper version of Sonny Bono. Yikes.... and what jersey is that he's wearing?
New Haven Nighthawks

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Ah. Thanks guys... Early in his career. I see he went 7-21-14 over 43 games with a 4.13GAA that year. Long time WHL'r Willie O'Ree at 37/38 playing just that single season in New Haven (72/73) before returning to San Diego to finish his career in 79 at 44yrs' of age.

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