It is fitting that the oldest university in England (Cambridge), home to a team in the oldest ongoing ice hockey rivalry (vs. Oxford), honour history by drafting both the father and the son; though they have not always been close, they have mended their relationship and the father's jersey number will be un-retired in order that he will be able to present it to his son, in the very same organization he had played his last few seasons with (the Jets/Coyotes)....
The Hart and Lester B. Pearson winner is the 3rd highest goal scorer in NHL history due to a remarkablly accurate and powerful shot. Most people rank him in the bottom half of the Top 100 players of all time but when it comes to right wingers, there's only three others I'd rather have, one of whom is his new linemate in Cambridge.
"Frank Mahovlich was a talented and classy winger, a large man with the skills and hands of a pure scorer." - HHoF Bio
"There are other excellent skaters in the NHL... But no one else is so elegant, so electric, so furious, so fluid. Other skaters stride, he swoops. They glide, he soars. They sprint, he explodes. Head down, shoulder up, legs churning, one hand on his stick, Mahovlich looks like the Super Continental coming through Saskatchewan, and is almost as powerful and as hard to knock down." - Viva Mahovlich! - Peter Gzowski
"Bobby Hull may score more goals, but no one scores better goals than Frank" - Dave Keon
"That year he was as good a left winger as ever played the game. And his aggressive play set the tone for the whole team." - Punch Imlach on Mahovlich's 60-61 season