With the 1st Overall Pick in the 1st Round of the 1984 NHL Entry, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Mario Lemieux from the Laval Soisins Amateur Team. He was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1997 and has 2 official rookie cards and 3 rookie year alternates.
In 1978, Gretzky was the youngest leading scorer in the Junior League. By June of that same year, he signed with Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. He has two official rookie cards and no parallels since they didn’t exist back in 1979.
As early as age eight Bobby Orr played for the Oshawa Generals, which was a junior ice hockey league and was an NHL Bruins affiliate. Bobby grabbed the NHL’s attention by age 12. He has one official rookie card.
As a young man, Phil played hard enough to earn a spot onto the Minor League Teepees where he went on to impress the scouts of the Chicago Blackhawks and was given the chance at the pro level in the season of 1963-64. He has one official rookie card.
It’s been said, “For the rare breed who dare stand between the pipes. Alone and vulnerable. The job description is simple. No matter how, no matter what – just stop the puck.” – Author unknown. Newly inducted Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur did just that, for 22 seasons he stopped pucks better than anyone else.
My previous post was on All-Time Great, Marcel Dionne. The following day the NHL released the names of the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. Martin St. Louis was one of those chosen for this years class. “Marti” and Marcel have one thing in common, their size. Marti St. Louis stands at 5′ 8″ tall and […]
Marcel Dionne, also known as, “The Little Beaver” was drafted 2nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1971 draft. He was affectionately given that nick-name because he was only 5′ 7″ tall. He was short but stocky. His super power ability was to weave through defenders at high speeds allowing him to be […]
Wanting to up my Hockey Greats category while watching my beloved Cubbies play Philadelphia, I was surprised to hear that the Phillies were in first place the week prior. I couldn’t help thinking that perhaps they found inspiration in the Eagles winning the Super Bowl. So I decided, why not keep the Philly theme going […]
Legend has it that as a young teenager Eric Lindros played power forward and had a way of physically dominating players much older than he was. He was able to score quite frequently as well and these two attributes were at the core of his success. He had big man physical presence with the agility […]