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Friday, June 10, 2011

May 12--John Bucyk

John Bucyk

John Paul Bucyk had a marathon career of 23 years, almost all of which was spent with the Boston Bruins. He was nicknamed "the Chief" after a Boston sports cartoonist mistook him for a native Canadian because of his dark features. Bucyk loved the nickname and it stuck.
He played 23 season in the NHL with 21 of those in a Bruins sweater. He had 556 career goals, the most in Bruins history and scored 51 during the 70-71 season. In fact, he was better the older he got. He averaged 30 goals a season from the age of 35 until he retired at age 42. At the time, he was the fourthleading scorer of all time. He won two Stanley Cups (69-70, 71-72) and two Lady Byng Trophies.
In 1981, Bucyk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Received this blue ink signed postcard TTM.

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