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.

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Dave McLlwain

Dave McLlwain

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

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.

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Dave Babych

Dave Babych

| December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

There were two stages to Dave Babych’s career. There was early Dave Babych, the junior superstar, the 2nd overall draft pick and the offensive defenseman

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Tim Watters

Tim Watters

| December 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

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.

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Troy Murray

Troy Murray

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

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

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Dale Hawerchuk

Dale Hawerchuk

| December 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Hawerchuk has played in 1,188 NHL games over 16 years with Winnipeg, Buffalo, St. Louis and Philadelphia. He has registered 518 goals and 891 assists, which ranked him at the time of his retirement 21st all-time in goals, and 10th in both assists and points.

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