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Monday, September 12, 2011

Sept 12--13 Players

Today, 13 players share this as their birthdate. I have nothing autographed by any of them. So, back to August 24th, when I was on holidays and was not posting. To catch up, today's player is

Bill Goldsworthy

Signed by the Boston Bruins of the NHL as a teenager, Goldsworthy played his junior days with the Bruins' Ontario Hockey Association affiliate Niagara Falls Flyers, a powerful team with future NHL stars Derek Sanderson, Bernie Parent, Jean Pronovost, Don Marcotte, Doug Favell and Rosaire Paiement among numerous others.
Goldsworthy played 771 career NHL games, scoring 283 goals and 258 assists for 541 points, and added 18 goals and 19 assists in 40 playoff games. The North Stars retired his jersey number 8 on February 15, 1992. Bill Goldsworthy died in 1996 of complications from AIDS, the first professional hockey player publicly known to have the disease. He was diagnosed in November 1994, and told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1995 that his health problems stemmed from drinking and promiscuity.

Received these black sharpie signed cards IP. This was at one of the NHL SloPitch Tournaments in the 80's.

On a sad note:

Sole player to survive Russian plane crash dies

Alexander Galimov

The only hockey player to survive the impact of a deadly plane crash in western Russia has died in hospital.
Alexander Galimov, 26, died in Moscow's Vishnevsky hospital on Monday.
The hospital said Galimov died of the severe burns that covered 90 per cent of his body.
Galimov was one of 37 members of the Lokomotiv Yarolslavl hockey team who boarded a doomed flight last Wednesday

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