Team Canada # 27
One of the best forwards in professional hockey, Frank Mahovlich starred in both oldest Canadian teams of the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. His physical size, powerful skating, slick work and sensational shot earned him “The Big M” nickname. He was recognized as one of the most successful and popular hockey players in the 1960’s.
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- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1955-1978
- Professional hockey clubs that Frank Mahovlich played in: Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Toros, Birmingham Bulls
- Stanley Cups (6) : 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1973
- Professional hockey awards:
Calder Memorial Trophy 1957-58
Hockey Hall of Fame 1981
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
Frank Mahovlich played in 6 games and earned a less than impressive "minus 2" for his performance at the Series. Apparently, his lumbering style was not the best weapon in the fast paced game offered by the Soviet team. However, Mahovlich didn't just contribute to the Canadian team with points and shots on goal. He arguably belongs to the group of experienced classy NHLers on the team roster that brought a winning spirit to Team Canada in the Series.
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