Author Archive: Joe Pelletier
Joe Pelletier is a published author and the world's foremost Hockey History blogger. Joe is the creator of popular hockey websites such as: greatesthockeylegends.com and hockeybookreviews.com.
Speedy Dave McLlwain was a well travelled hockeyist. The Seaforth, Ontario native played in over 500 National Hockey League games with six teams – two of which he toiled with on two different occasions. Dave enjoyed a successful junior hockey career in the OHL with the Kitchener Rangers and North Bay Centennials.
It is becoming increasingly rare to see a defenseman in the NHL nowadays who is under 6 feet tall and 200lbs. A few shrubs have prospered over the years in a forest of gigantic trees – Mike O’Connell, Bob Murray, Norm MacIver and Don Sweeney immediately come to mind in recent times.
The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t really know just how good of a player they drafted when they snatched up Troy Murray 57th overall in the third round of the 1980 NHL entry draft. The Calgary native was playing tier II in St. Albert, where he was a teammate of a young Mark Messier, before heading south to the University of North Dakota to study business administration and engineering