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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23 birthday

Bengt Gustafsson

He would score 196 goals, and 555 points in 629 career NHL  games, all with the Washington Capitals. He did play in two playoff games with the Edmonton Oilers in the WHA.
Scored 5 goals to beat the Philadelphia Flyers  7-1 on January 8, 1984.

Inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2003.

First coach in history to win the Olympics and the IIHF World Championship in the same year (2006).

Received through the mail signed in blue pen during the 80's.

He also included this team issued post card(appears to be from 87/88 season)

This was signed with a thin black marker. Another autograph from a hall of famer, albeit the international one. He was one of those players that was good but not spectacular. Don't remember much about him. Happy birthday.