Patey dropped his studies and joined the Seals for one game before being dispatched to Salt Lake City for a year of seasoning. He then returned to Oakland and was given an offensive role, including power plays and extra ice time. He netted a career-high 25 goals during his only full season with the Seals. He was then traded to St. Louis early in the next campaign. Once in the Blues' fold, he was remolded into a defensive specialist. In the process, Patey became and accomplished short-handed scorer, pumping home eight goals in 1981, a Blues' team record. He also finished as a runner-up to Canadiens' Bob Gainey for the Frank Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward.
C Ron Duguay
Legends of Hockey:
With his long flowing hair and natural good looks, Duguay was a smash hit with the young females on Broadway and the men liked him because he was an excellent hockey player. In his rookie season with the Rangers, Duguay netted 20 goals and assisted on 20 others in the 1977-78 season. Just one year later, the team, led by the likes of 37-yeaer-old Phil Esposito, advanced to the Stanley Cup finals where they lost in five games to the powerhouse Montreal Canadiens.
By now Duguay was firmly entrenched as a fan favourite in New York. The love affair lasted six years, and although Duguay had a 40-goal season in 1981-82, the team was never able to reach the heights achieved during that 1979 run to the Cup finals.
New York Ranger Legends:
The summer of 1977 would change Ron's life forever. The future playboy was the New York Rangers 2nd choice ( 13th overall ) in the 1977 amateur draft. In his first year with the rangers Ron played 70 games and had 20 goals, 20 assists for 40 points. With his hard work ethic and his good looks Ron quickly became a fan favourite and that did not go unnoticed. Soon he became the talk of the town and not only did he appear in sports magazines, he also appeared in teen magazines and gossip columns. Ron even joined the Elite Modeling agency where he did various ads for magazines and television commercials for Sassoon jeans.
Doogs wore number 10 for the Rangers and if you didn't know who he was you quickly found out. On the ice when you saw number 10 skate you also saw the long black locks that would flow in the breeze as he would skate up and down his wing. He has a quick deceptive shot that netted him a career high of 40 goals in the 1981-82 season and won him a spot on the All-Star team.
Riley was mainly a good goal scorer. Once he earned a significant role on Seattle Metropolitans in 1920, he finished 2nd (to Frank Foyston), 2nd (to Foyston), T-1st (with Foyston) and 1st among the Metropolitans in goal scoring.
Seattle Metropolitans' scoring 1920-1923
GPG: Foyston 0,89 ; Morris 0,61 ; Riley 0,73
I haven't found any quotes, but Riley's penalty minutes suggest that he played rough.
- PCHA Second All-Star Team (1920, 1921, 1922)
- PCHA First All-Star Team (1923)
Halifax selects defenseman Jack Evans, the tall, Welsh born, Canadian-raised two-time NHL all-star who played eight full seasons in the NHL between 1955-63 after four half seasons in the minors culminating with a WHL 1st team all-star selection that catapulted the rearguard into the NHL full time. "Tex" won the Stanley Cup in Chicago in '61. Remarkably, after retiring from the NHL at age 35, he went on to play nine more seasons in the WHL.
he became a major contributor to the Rangers` success in the late 1950s.
With their 11th and 12th picks in the 11th AAA draft, the Cumberland County Cool Blues are pleased to select first, a rugged, defensive defenseman with over 1000 games of NHL experience. He's also represented his country many times in international competition, from Roanoke, Virginia...
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey On January 29, 1989, Weinrich made his NHL debut against the Minnesota North Stars. After playing one more NHL game that season, Weinrich returned in 1989-90 and played 19 games while suiting up for the better part of the season with the Devils AHL affiliate in Utica where he was the recipient of the Eddie Shore Award as the league's top defenceman. That year, he scored his first goal and played his first six playoff games in the post-season. In 1990-91, he joined the Devils full-time and scored 38 points as a rookie.
On August 18, 1992, Weinrich was traded with the rights to Sean Burke to the Hartford Whalers for Bobby Holik and a second-round draft pick. In 1993-94, he was traded again, on November 2, to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of the three-team Steve Larmer deal that included the Rangers. In the shortened 1994-95 season, Weinrich scored 13 points in 48 games. In the playoffs, he helped his team reach the Western Conference finals before losing to the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.
In 1998-99, he was traded on November 16 with Jeff Hackett, Alain Nasreddine, and a fourth-round draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Jocelyn Thibault, Dave Manson, and Brad Brown. In 80 games between the two teams, he recorded 22 points, 127 hits and 130 blocked shots.
In 2000-01, Weinrich served as Montreal's team captain early in the season when Saku Koivu was sidelined with injury. On February 21, he was traded to the Boston Bruins for Patrick Traverse, and on July 5, 2001, he signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers. Upon his arrival in Philadelphia, Weinrich was one of the team's more durable players and played his 1,000th game in 2002-03 before being dealt to the St. Louis Blues shortly after the 2004 NHL All-Star game. Weinrich went on finish the season with the Blues and following a lock-out year in 2004-05, returned to the club before having his rights acquired by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2006 NHL trading deadline.
And second, a good all-around player who had a few decent offensive seasons during the war, including a couple top-20's in goals and assists. What really stands out though, is his ability to produce come playoff time, and that is a big reason we have decided to go with this guy, from Regina, Saskatchewan, right winger...
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey Carveth came up through the junior ranks but no sooner had he made the team in 1940-41 than he broke his leg, and missed the rest of the season. The next year was one of recovery, and the year after his career was back on track as he scored 18 goals and was a key element in Detroit's winning the 1943 Stanley Cup.
He registered consecutive 20-goal seasons after that win, but this made him a popular commodity in the league and Jack Adams trraded him to Boston for Roy Conacher in August 1946. Strangely, another 20-goal year only resulted in another trade, this time to the Canadiens for Jimmy Peters and John Quilty.
Midway through 1949-50, he was sent back to the Red Wings, and his value increased early in the playoffs when Gordie Howe was lost with a serious injury. Carveth helped fill the breach and the Wings won their first Cup since he was last victorious in 1943, perhaps merely a coincidence, but he might disagree.
Well, I don't want to look lazy, but I've gotta take the goalie I think is the best remaining, even though he is the guy I had last time: Richard Brodeur. I'd have certainly considered Seth Martin too, though!
Also will select our coach and get this part of it out of the way. A guy I've always wanted to take, but he never quite fell to me. A usual MLD mainstay, a junior hockey icon. If I'm not mistaken, he has the 3rd-most wins in hockey with 1193. If Dwight MacMillan is a good MLD coach, then Brian Kilrea is a superb AAA coach.
Hey, way to go on Joe Carveth. I've had him twice before. i actually think he could be the top offensive guy left. One top-10 in goals, but four times top-20. One top-10 in assists, but four times top-20. (yes, some of it was war years, but still good considering he not only lasted, but contributed greatly after the war)
I see him as somewhat of a two-way player, though I have little to support that. He was always a secondary offensive players and played with others who weren't offensive stars. He wasn't like a Dutch Reibel who got on the leaderboard when he played with Howe.
Overall, the impression I get about Carveth is that he was a good, honest, popular, team-first player.
- 5'7", 160 lbs
- FAHL Scoring Leader (1907)
- 5th in Manitoba League Scoring (1908)
- 6th in OPHL scoring (1909)
- 7th in CHA/NHA scoring (1910)
- Also finished 3rd, 7th, 10th in NHA goalscoring (1911, 1913, 1914
- 4th, 6th in NHA assists (1914, 1915)
- 5th in PCHA scoring (1912)
- Missed three prime years due to WW1
- Tied with Jack McDonald and Harry Cameron for 21st in total pre-merger goals with 171; the top-51 players who all have 101+ were all drafted when Smith and McDonald were taken on Day 1, except for two players: Herb Jordan (35th, 129) and *** ****** (44th, 109)
- 10th all-time in NHA Goals as shown below:
Originally Posted by loh.net
Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Don Smith went on to play Senior hockey in his hometown for three years before making stops in Portage la Prairie before turning pro in the Ontario Professional Hockey League in 1908. Smith switched teams in each of the next three years with stints with the Montreal Shamrocks, the Renfrew Creamery Kings and the Victoria Aristocrats before settling in Montreal for good in 1912.
Smith was halfway through his third season with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association when the club sold his rights to the cross-town rival Montreal Wanderers during the 1914-15 season. After playing one full season with the Wanderers Smith's career was put on hold while he served his country.
During the three years Smith served in the military the NHA folded and a new circuit, the National Hockey League was formed. Smith returned to hockey in 1919 when he was signed by his former club, the Montreal Canadiens.
Smith, a forward who played both left wing and centre suited up for 10 games for Les Habitants and scored one goal. His first season in the NHL was also his last as a player. Don Smith retired in 1920.
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup
Played center for Joe Hall... Also centered Odie Cleghorn and Rowe... Was a very popular player with the fans and admired for his good hockey and clean play... Played LW with Newsy Lalonde and Didier Pitre... Wanderers used him at centre for Gord Roberts and Harry Hyland... a fine player who was unlucky enough never to be on a championship team
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- 5'10", 155 lbs
- Stanley Cup (1912)
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1906, 1919)
- Was leading CHL with 9 G in 3 GP before it was disbanded; joined OPHL and finished 4th in scoring
- Placed 4th, 7th, 11th, 12th in goals in the NHA/NHL (1911-1919)
- Placed 6th in PCHA goals in his only season there (1913)
- Placed 4th, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th in assists in his best pro seasons
- 11th all-time in NHA goals as seen in the above chart
- Tied with Don Smith and Harry Cameron for 21st in total pre-merger goals with 171; the top-51 players who all have 101+ were all drafted when Smith and McDonald were taken on Day 1, except for two players: Herb Jordan (35th, 129) and *** ****** (44th, 109)
- Scored 2 of outmatched New Glasgow's five goals in a two game series with the 1906 Wanderers.
- Won the 1912 cup against a weak opponent from Moncton, but led his Quebec team in scoring with 9 goals in 2 games. The rest of the team had 8 combined! Malone's 5 goals were next-best.
Originally Posted by loh.net
Jack McDonald's career straddled the formation of the NHL. He played four seasons with the Quebec Bulldogs of the Eastern Canada Hockey Association before joining the Quebec Bulldogs of the National Hockey Association, the precursor to the NHL, in 1910-11. After two seasons with the NHA Bulldogs, McDonald played for the Vancouver Millionaires of the PCHA in 1912-13, returning east to join the Toronto Ontarios of the NHA for the 1913-14 season. McDonald enjoyed his strongest season with the Ontarios, scoring 27 goals and 8 assists in 20 games. The following season, he was back with the Quebec Bulldogs, where he played for the next three seasons. The NHL was formed in 1917, and the Montreal Wanderers claimed McDonald in the Dispersal Draft. After 4 games, the Montreal Canadiens snatched Jack and he finished the season with that franchise. In 1918-19, McDonald again played for the Montreal Canadiens, but when the Quebec franchise returned to the NHL in 1919-20, Jack McDonald became a Bulldog once again.
Originally Posted by The Trail Of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1
Jack McDonald showed up as a ringer with New Glasgow in a cup series against Wanderers... he then played four years with Quebec, broken by one year at Waterloo...at Waterloo he played with Malone and Oatman. This same trio was the regular Bulldog line for two years when they brought Quebec its first cup in 1912.
The Quebec cup holders were all offered contracts in the PCHA the following year and McDonald and Oatman deserted the bulldogs. After a year with Vancouver, McDonald rejoined the Ontarios. He scored 26 goals on a line with Doherty and Lowrey for a team that won only four games. He was back with Quebec the next three years filling out on various lines.
Although *** ****** played for ten different teams and Jack McDonald for only eight, the palm for being an itinerant player must go to Jack who changed teams fourteen times.
The best goalscorer remaining, with a 4th, 8th, and 1st place finish in the WCHL and 6th and 11th place finishes in the NHL. According to my research which attempts to consolidate leagues to form objective season-by-season lists, this translates to a top-5, two top-10s, four top-15s and five tp-20s.
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1923)
- WCHL/WHL 1st All-Star Team (1923, 1926)
- WCHL 2nd All-Star Team (1922)
- Top-11 in goals in his league five times (6th, 11th in NHL, 1st, 4th, 8th in WCHL/WHL)
- Finished 1st, 3rd, 6th, 10th in WCHL/WHL assists (1923, 1924, 1925, 1926)
- Finished 7th in NHL assists (1928)
- 179 goals, 271 points in 383 top-level games
- 4 goals, 7 points in 21 top-level playoff and SCF games
Originally Posted by loh.net
...In 1920-21 Gagne ventured west and landed in Edmonton where he played for the Eskimos. The following year he signed with the Eskimos to play in the WCHL. In October, 1923 he was traded to Regina. He moved with the club when the franchise transferred to Portland and he was soon traded back to Edmonton with Eddie Shore.
Gagne was traded another six times during his career, and that doesn't include his free-agent signings. It was not until 1926-27 at the age of 29 that Gagne first made it to the NHL as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. He suited up for 44 games, contributing 14 goals and 17 points on a powerhouse team that included such stars as; Howie Morenz and Aurel Joliat. Gagne remained in Montreal for another two seasons before being traded to the Boston Bruins for cash in 1929. His tenure with the Bruins lasted all of six games before he was sent to the Ottawa Senators. He stayed with the club through the 1930-31 season. Gagne's final NHL stop was a 13-game stop with the Detroit Falcons in 1930-31. In 228 NHL games he recorded 67 goals and 100 points.
- 6'2", 212 lbs
- World Championship Gold (2000)
- Played in 2004 NHL All-Star Game
- Placed 5th, 8th in Norris voting (2002, 2004)
- Led NHL defensemen in goals (1999)
- 6 NHL seasons with 34+ points
- 10th among NHL defensemen in points (2004)
- 2nd, 2nd, 4th in ice time per game (2002, 2003, 2004)
Originally Posted by loh.net
As a member of Vancouver, he scored a goal in his first NHL game on May 3, 1995 against San Jose. In the next two years he slowly moved up the team's depth chart, and by 1996-97 he was an important part of the team's defence. Two years later, he made greater strides to eminence by scoring 23 goals from the blueline after making a full recovery from the previous year when he missed half a season with a serious ankle and groin injuries. Some 18 of those 23 scores were on the power play, tying a league record for defencemen held by Denis Potvin.
A member of Canada's World Championship team in 2000, Aucoin scoring dipped in 2000-01 and he was subsequently traded to Tampa Bay in the latter stages of the season. After only 26 games with Tampa, Aucoin was dealt to the New York Islanders prior to the 2001-02 season. Upon his arrival with the Islanders, the hard-shooting Aucoin was an offensive leader on the back end, establishing a career high 44 points (13-31-44) during the 2003-04 season.
Following the 2004-05 NHL lock out, Aucoin found himself on the move yet again, this time landing in the Windy City as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. In Chicago Aucoin as the club's captain led a group of youngsters on a struggling Blackhawk club over two seasons, providing stability and experience on the team's blueline.
Originally Posted by The Hockey News
Has a howitzer of a slap shot, handles the puck well and has improved his play in the defensive zone over time. Possesses sound leadership qualities.
Left-winger Nick Mickoski played over 700 NHL games for four different clubs during the Original Six era. He was a fine goal scorer and playmaker whose 6'1" frame was difficult to bump off the puck.
Beginning in the 1948-49 season, "Broadway Nick" spent parts of seven seasons with the Rangers. After scoring 20 points in 1949-50, he helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup finals for the last time in 22 years. During the overtime period of the seventh game, he hit the post then watched Pete Babando become a hero in Motown. In 1950-51, he hit the 20-goal mark while teamed with Ed Slowinski and Don Raleigh.
Mickoski joined the Chicago Black Hawks in 1954-55 and was a fine two- way worker with Ed Litzenberger and Red Sullivan. He was picked up by the Detroit Red Wings halfway through the 1957-58 season and made his first playoff appearance in eight years. After playing 66 games for the club in 1958-59, he was acquired by the Boston Bruins where he played his last half season.
Originally Posted by Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Everyone Who has Ever Played in the NHL
Skated like the wind...
Originally Posted by halloffame.mb.ca
Mickoski, 6’ 1” and 183 lbs. had size and also speed.
Originally Posted by NY Times, 3/16/1949
Mickoski walloped a backhand past Brimsek to put New York back into the battle.
He can score from anywhere!
Originally Posted by NY Times, 01/01/1951
Midway in the 3rd, Mickoski lashed a left alley shot past Gelineau, with the help of ** ******** and Don Raleigh. At 16:06, with Pat Egan's assistance, Mickoski counted another from the right alley.
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- 6'1", 195 lbs.
- 7th in Norris voting (1959)
- 9th in Norris voting (1963)
- Placed 10th, 13th among NHL defensemen in points
- NHL PIM leader (1956, 1958, 1962)
- NHL PIM runner-up (1957, 1959, 1960)
Originally Posted by loh.net
Lou Fontinato was a rugged defenceman who played 535 NHL games with the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s and '60s. Considering his physical style, he was a durable player who missed relatively few games until, ironically, suffering a career-ending injury late in the 1962-63 season.
During his first full year in the NHL, "Leapin' Louie" made his presence felt and led the league with 202 penalty minutes. He spent five more years in New York where he roughed up opposing forwards and jumped into the rush on occasion. On June 13, 1961 he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in a much-publicized deal for Doug Harvey.
Originally Posted by Heroes: Stars of Hockey's Golden Era
Fontinato staked his spot as a policing defenseman for the NY Rangers in 1954. " We just practised what we were told to do from junior on. They always want a guy out there hitting, being a policeman", Leapin' Louie comments. "there are no regrets. What the hell. You're in the big top and you play the only way you know how. Mind you, on the way up, you had people encouraging it."
Originally Posted by Gordie, by Roy MacSkimming
Fontinato, the defenseman who had built a reputation as the premier battler of the NY Rangers, and perhaps the league... Fontinato had taken on many of the other NHL heavyweights, such as Fern Flaman, at one time or another. The Rangers' coach used to send Fontinato out to run at stars like Howe and Beliveau to throw them off their game.
Of course, we know Gordie beat up Fontinato, but there's no shame in that!
Originally Posted by Red's Story
Fontinato was brought up by the Rangers in 1954 to give the team some backbone. One night I said to him, "Lou, what is the matter with you? Every damn game I have with you, you're in a brawl. We can never have a pleasant evening with you on the ice." He told me he knew why the Rangers had hired him, which was to fight. "But I'm gonna tell you something," he added. "Everyday I'm learnin' a little more how to play hockey." He was the only man I ever saw in the NHL who would be out on the ice between periods trying to perfect his skating and working on other little things. When he was traded to the Canadiens in the 1960s, he didn't fight as much and had developed into a pretty darn good defenseman before he suffered a serious neck injury and retired.
Originally Posted by Red's Story
The Rocket finished almost every fight he was in. One exception was a night in January, 1956, when the Canadiens were in New York and he clashed with Lou Fontinato at the blueline. The Rocket very seldom lost a fight, but this time Fontinato really connected on his jaw. His arms went limp and his legs buckled, although he didn't go down. Fontinato, seeing he was out on his feet and defenseless, backed off and ended the fight after just the one punch.
Originally Posted by Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide Of Everyone Who Has Ever Played In the NHL
He set records for penalties and fought bravely. He was a fan favourite and a solid defenseman...
Originally Posted by NY Times, 01/07/1960
Lou Fontinato and Bobby Hull, the Hawks' leading scorer, began slashing eachother with their sticks...Hull began to swing his stick at Fontinato and Lou accepted the challengeb... Fontinato and the 6'3", 210 pound Elmer Vasko, tangled in the first period. they also sought to high-stick eachother.
Originally Posted by NY Times, 04/04/1962
Mikita, skating into Montral ice in the opening minute, was flattened by Lou Fontinato. The Hawk slid 20 feet into the boards.
Originally Posted by NY Times,10-26-1959
Lou Fontinato was again a standout on defense.
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Jordan was a star scorer everywhere he played, finishing 2nd in scoring four times! He was also 4th and 6th in other seasons. He missed 1-4 games a couple of times and actually placed 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 6th in goals per game in these 7 seasons.
- 5'6", 130 lbs
- 2nd in CAHL scoring three straight years (1903, 1904, 1905, twice to Russell Bowie, one of these times he had a much better GPG. This was as an 18-20 year old versus a 22-24 year old Bowie!)
- 6th in ECAHA scoring (1906)
- 13 goals in 5 ECAHA games (1907) - which was 3rd-highest GPG average after Bowie & Russell
- 4th in ECAHA scoring behind Bowie, Walsh, Phillips (1908 - again, 2nd in GPG)
- 2nd to Marty Walsh in ECHA scoring (1909)
- Was leading Renfrew with 9 goals in 6 games before being replaced by Lalonde (1910)
- 33rd in pre-merger goals; all but one of the top-51 are now selected.
Originally Posted by The Trail Of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1
Herb Jordan joined Quebec in 1903 and played with them for seven years. During this time Quebec was never a threat for league supremacy and this great centre player was fated never to be on a winner.However, in that time he was the leading goal scorer for Quebec.
He carried the load until he got some real support with the arrival of Jack McDonald in 1907... his best year was 1909 when Joe Malone arrived but the team got nowhere, with poor goaling. This year he scored in 12 consecutive games.
When the O'Briens of Renfrew decided to pack a team to go after the Stanley Cup in 1910, they first tried to get Marty Walsh for centre. He would not leave Ottawa so they signed Jordan who had finished second to Walsh as a scorer in 1909. He centered a line of Fred Whitcroft and **** ******. The Creamery Kings were well-loaded but could not win consistently. A deal was made with Canadiens to get Newsy Lalonde for the balance of the season. Although Jordan was their best scorer up to that time, he had to make way for Lalonde.
He was a player with a scoring average of better than two goals per game, who like Russell Bowie, had the bad luck never to be on a Stanley Cup winner.
Originally Posted by The Renfrew Millionaires
When the club announced the signing of Herb Jordan, a speedy centre from Quebec, it was also stated that he preferred to play as an amateur... Jordan was an established star in his own right, too. He had been the second leading scorer in the ECHA the past season, while playing on a last place team... O'Brien showed his flexibility. Not wanting to leave any stone unturned in his attempt to assemble the best players he could, and his money not being directly of use in this situation, the mining magnate used his business interests to lure Jordan... Certainly, Jordan did not have the high profile of the Patricks or Fred Taylor, but that soon became immaterial. Once he was announced as a member of the Renfrew aggregation, fast becoming thetopic of conversation, importance was ascribed to him.
Jordan was out of hockey at 26, similar to a lot of other stars at this time who shone brightly and then vanished. (There's no evidence that he couldn't cut it anymore, but was signed as a personal assistant to Ambrose O'Brien) How do his numbers look compared to theirs?
- 6'1", 180 lbs
- Stanley Cup Champion (1912, 1913, 1918)
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1904, 1908)
- Retro Selke from Ultimate Hockey (1912, 1913)
- 1st All Star Team (1906-FAHL, 1908-OPHL)
- 5th in FAHL scoring (1906)
- 5th in IHL assists (1907)
- 3rd in CHA scoring before the disband (1910)
- 11th in NHA goals (1916)
- 108 Goals, 22 assists, 130 points, 319 PIM in 167 top-level games
- 6 goals in 7 playoff and cup games
Originally Posted by The Trail Of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1
...He joined Quebec in 1912 and played with them for six years, being on two Stanley Cup winners in that time. He was at his best when he was the regular right wing on a line with Joe Malone and Tommy Smith. Although overshadowed by these two great scorers, he made a nice balance in their combination play and more than his share of backchecking.
In his final years with Quebec, he was shuffled around on various lines with Malone, Smith, Crawford, and McDonald.
Originally Posted by loh.net
Jack Marks played a few games during the NHL's formative years. He was a versatile player who could be effective on defence or at left-wing. He was best known as a goal scorer with a tenacious work ethic in the OPHL and NHA.
Born in Brantford, Ontario, Marks spent two years with the Brockville Hockey Club of the old FAHL. In 1906-07 he played for the Canadian Soo in the International Hockey League, the world's first professional circuit. He then moved on to the OPHL where he excelled on the Toronto and Brantford entries and also took part in the Western Pennsylvania League with the Pittsburgh Lycums.
After spending the 1910-11 season with the USAHA's Chicago All-Americans, Marks played six years with the Quebec Bulldogs of the NHA. The talented scorer reached double figures in goals twice and helped the Bulldogs defeat Moncton and Sydney to win consecutive Stanley Cups in 1912 and 1913.
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With their 13th and 14th picks in the 11th AAA draft, the Cumberland County Cool Blues are pleased to select first, a guy I believe should be a 4th liner in the main draft, and may be the best in this draft at what he does, that is, penalty-killing, blocking shots, and playing great defensively. He'll center our shutdown line, from Bourget, Ontario, center...
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey Stephane Yelle played his junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the OHL from 1991 to 1994 and was the eighth choice of the New Jersey Devils in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. During his final season of junior he recorded 104 points.
Yelle was traded by New Jersey to the Quebec Nordiques on June 1, 1994, and made his pro debut in the AHL with the Cornwall Aces during the 1994-95 season. In 1995-96, both he and the Nordiques franchise relocated to Colorado. The Nords became the Avalanche and Yelle became an NHL regular. Yelle played in 71 regular season games and 22 playoff games for the Avalanche in his first season en route to the Stanley Cup championship.
With the Avalanche, Yelle continued to improve on his checking and penalty killing skills. Strong on faceoffs and considered one of the premier defensive players in the league, injuries limited Yelle to 50 regular season games with Colorado in 2000-01, but he returned for the playoffs and contributed to the Avs' Stanley Cup victory at year's end. The Bourget, ON native played one more season in Colorado before being traded to the Calgary Flames prior to the 2002-03 season. Upon his arrival with the Flames, Yelle continued his strong play in his own end and was a key player in the team's drive to the 2004 Stanley Cup final.
And second, we are pleased to select the left winger for Yelle, a guy with over 900 NHL games which he spent battling in the corners and playing against opponents top lines, from Toronto, Ontario...
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Left-winger Mark Osborne was a solid two-way forward who played over 900 NHL games for four different clubs. Although he scored over 200 career goals, the hard-working winger was best at winning battles in the corners and checking the opposition's top line.
...In 1981-82, Osborne scored 26 goals for Detroit as a rookie. He slipped to 19 goals the next year after which he was traded to the New York Rangers in a multi-player transaction that featured Ron Duguay and Willie Huber. "Ozzie" was a consistent two-way forward for the Rangers and helped the team reach the semi-finals in 1986.
Prior to the March trade deadline in 1987, Osborne was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He helped the team come within one win of the semi-finals that year and scored a career best 73 points in 1989-90 while playing on the "GEM" line with xx xxxxxx and xxxx xxxxxx. The good fortune did not carry over to the next season as the Leafs stumbled out of the gate and Osborne was traded with xxxxxx to Winnipeg.
Late in the 1991-92 season, Osborne was reacquired by Toronto and was an effective checker. He formed a fine defensive trio with Peter Zezel and Bill Berg and helped Toronto reach the Conference finals in 1993 and 1994. Prior to the lockout-shortened season, the veteran signed with the New York Rangers. Osborne retired in 1997-98 after playing parts of three seasons with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL.
Right-winger Wildor Larochelle was a fine goal scorer and checker who played nearly 500 games in the NHL during the 1920s and '30s. He spent the majority of his career with the Montreal Canadiens where he won two Stanley Cups. Larochelle's timely scoring helped the Canadiens win consecutive Stanley Cups in 1930 and 1931. In 1931-32, he scored a career high 18 goals. In December 1935, he was shipped to the Chicago Black Hawks for cash. The veteran forward was a useful worker for a year and a half in the Windy City before sitting out the 1937-38 season.
Montreal Canadiens: Our History:
Tough and strong despite his 5-foot-8 frame, forward Wildor Larochelle appeared in more than 400 games with the Canadiens, winning two Stanley Cups.
Wildor Larochelle, a 19-year-old Sorel, Quebec native, cracked the Montreal Canadiens’ lineup for the first time in 1925-26. He proudly wore the Habs jersey for 11 seasons with the club, one of the longest tenures of his era.
In his first three seasons, Larochelle saw limited ice time and as a result, was assigned to the Providence Reds of the Canadian-American Hockey League for the bulk of the 1928-29 campaign. There he developed a scoring touch and after a season in the minors, he returned to the Canadiens in 1929-30 a changed player.
More aggressive and with a nose for the net, he entered the most productive phase of his career. Tough and strong despite carrying less than 160 pounds on his 5-foot-8 frame, Larochelle missed very few games in his second stint with the Habs, successfully holding his own against bigger, heavier opponents.
Mishakov is not remembered as one of Russia's most elite hockey players, though he did help the national team win 4 world championships and 2 Olympic gold medals between 1968 and 1972. In that time he scored an impressive 29 goals in 35 contests, despite playing on a checking line.
Mishakov gained notoriety during the 1972 Summit Series for engaging in a fight, a true rarity in the Russian game. He and Rod Gilbert got in the tournament's only fight, which was something completely new to Soviet hockey.
While fighting was heavily frowned upon in Russia, Mishakov was never reprimanded. In fact Mishakov, who had little choice but to drop the gloves when the usually mild-mannered Rod Gilbert began pummelling him, was recognized for sending a message to Canada by fighting back.
"We always criticize our players for fighting," commented Russian sports writer Lev Lebedev of Pravda. "In this series we didn't do that. If our players didn't stand up to the Canadians, there wouldn't have been enough players to complete the game! After the fight between Mishakov and Gilbert, the professionals began to realize that Russians can fight too."
Mishakov was one Soviet player who played full out. He was an energetic and exuberant forward who showed unbridled spirit, often on the penalty kill.
"The playing fury and fighting spirit of this normally reserved person are really astounding," said Vladislav Tretiak of Mishakov, in the book Kings of the Ice. "In workouts he's possessed and in games he can, if need be, spend five and even 10 shifts on the ice without substitution. And when he is replaced by another player, he'll sit on the bench as if nothing has happened, wink at one guy, nudge another in the ribs as though he has just had a good rest."
The most impressive parts of his performance were always his fighting spirit, game discipline, team dedication and determination to win the game. Mishakov was equally strong in defense and offense.