When he broke into the league, he was the machine gun goal scorer and skater so fast he was nicknamed the Finnish Flash. By the end of his career he was hobbled by many injuries including reconstructive knee surgery but he finally would become known by the label he wanted to be remembered by: Stanley Cup champion
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.
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