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Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15--Rick Kehoe

Rick Kehoe

Selected in second round, numer 22 overall by Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1974 NHL Entry Draft. Played on line with Darryl Sittler while with London in 1969-70.
Right-winger Rick Kehoe was equipped with excellent speed and a blazing shot. He played over 13 years in the NHL with Toronto and Pittsburgh and accounted for nearly 800 points. 
He was also an incredibly clean player, picking up only 120 career penalty minutes. In the season where he scored 55 goals he only had 6 minutes in penalties, making him the obvious choice as the Lady Byng trophy winner.

Played on line with Mario Lemieux in 1984 when Lemieux was a rookie in Pittsburgh. Suffered a pinched nerve in neck that caused chronic pain in his right side and ultimately led to his retirement.

1971-1984Toronto, Pittsburgh906371396767120
1972-1982Toronto, Pittsburgh39417214

Received these blue ink signed cards TTM.

1 comment:

  1. I always wondered why Kehoe retired. He seemed like a good enough player that he could have had a 20-year career in the NHL, but by the time I got into hockey he was a coach.