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Dick Meissner

1961 Topps Set (Hockey)

After breaking in with Bruins at 19 from junior hockey in West, this robust forward was farmed out to Kingston, Ont., last year. Dick tips beam at better than 200 pounds and uses weight to good advantage, bulling his way down right wing. He's an excellent prospect with good chance of making grade.

Larry Regan

1957 Topps Set (Hockey)

This nifty stickhandler led all rookies and won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. His rags-to-riches tale had him almost quitting when Bruins landed him from Quebec.

Evgeny Kuznetsov

2023 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

Kuznetsov recorded a game-high four points (2-2-4) on Nov. 7, 2022, with a pair of assists in the second period and power-play goals in the second and third frames in Washington's 5-4 home victory over Edmonton.

Peter Stemkowski

1967 Topps Set (Hockey)

Coach Punch Imlach feels Peter Stemkowski is one of the real future greats in the N.H.L. "Stemer" is big and strong and a "two-way" hockey player. Played outstanding hockey in the Stanley Cup games.

Toe Blake

1965 Topps Set (Hockey)

No coach around can match Toe's record as an NHL coach, finishing first seven times in ten years, six Stanley Cup triumphs, five in a row. Toe was star left winger on line with Elmer Lach and Maurice Richard.

What other pro sport was Blake involved in?
Doug Harvey

1963 Topps Set (Hockey)

Born in Montreal, Dec. 19, 1924. 5'11", 180. All-time defense ace, won Norris Trophy 7 of 10 years. Led Rangers into playoffs as rookie coach in 1961-62. Last year he topped all defensemen as scorer after shedding coach job.

A Goalie's Leg Guards Can Be How Wide?
Ken Hodge

1973 Topps Set (Hockey)

Ken still holds single season records for most assists and most points by a right wing. He came to Boston as part of the same trade that brought Phil Esposito to the Bruins from Chicago. Ken is one of the league's steadiest players, and a real expert on the power play. Ken is a strong skater and a top-notch playmaker.

Ken is the only NHL player born in England.
Larry Cahan

1968 Topps Set (Hockey)

"Hank" is a popular guy with the fans due to his hard-hitting style. He spent several seasons with Toronto and New York before being dealt to Oakland last season and now to Los Angeles. Was top defenseman in WHL, 1966-67.

Larry holds NHL playoff scoring record for defenseman.. 16 points in 1966.
Tim Horton

1968 Topps Set (Hockey)

A first-team All-Star berth was won by Tim last season, at 38 years-of-age. Horton has 95 career goals and played his 1,000th NHL game (all with Toronto) last season. Tim has a blistering slap shot and is a key man on the Leaf's power play.

Tim owns a chain of donut shops.
Tim Horton

1955 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

Timmy got off to a slow start last season but he regained his top form in the closing weeks of the campaign, only to suffer a leg and jaw fracture when body-checked by Bill Godsby of New York in a game in Toronto, He spent the best part of the summer in a walking cast. Tim is a rough rear-guard who oozes colour and his end-to-end-rushes lift the fans right out of their seats.

Detroit and Montreal set a new NHL playoff record last year scoring 47 goals between them.
Keith Acton

1986 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Had plus-2 record in 1984-85.

Bert Marshall

1967 Topps Set (Hockey)

Bert is starting his 3rd year on the Detroit defense. Although he has assisted on 29 goals in the N.H.L., Bert has yet to score his first goal. A tall, rangy defenseman Bert is one of the hardest defensemen for opposing forwards to get by.

Marc-Andre Fleury

2019 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Fleury moved past Glenn Hall for 10th place on the NHL's all-time win list when he secured his 408th victory. He finished 2018-19 in eighth place with 439 wins.

Chico Maki

1967 Topps Set (Hockey)

Chico's ability to go into corners and come up with the puck is a great asset. Playing on a line with Bobby Hull, opposing forwards are well aware of Chico's ability and often this alone allows Hull to break loose and score from a "patented" Maki pass.

Mark Messier

1987 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Mark scored 28 points in '87 Playoffs to tie for second place.

Martin St. Louis

2003 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Trying to contain this little speedster is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. On January 30, 2003, Martin recorded a hat trick versus Carolina - then packed his bags for the NHL All-Star Game. St. Louis proved his toughness in the first round of the playoffs versus Washington. Forced to leave Game 1 after taking a puck to the face, he notched six points over the next three games.

Parker MacDonald

1955 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

Hailing from Nova Scotia, Parker is a crowd-pleasing type of player and showed flashes of potential power during his initial season in the big league. Was an outstanding junior with Marlboros and later sparkled with Pittsburgh, but confesses that the NHL is a tough league and has his hands full in keeping up with the game's top stars. A good skater, he has lots of speed, is also a good stickhandler.

The Howe - Lindsay - Reibel line of Detroit set a new play-off record last year scoring 51 points.
Lorne Worsley

1968 Topps Set (Hockey)

The phlegmatic "Gumper" has won more pro trophies than any other goaltender, including the NHL rookie of the year, the Vezina Trophy and the WHL's most valuable player award. Outspoken and inclined to put on weight, Gump has become a real fans' favorite.

Gump has one of the sharpest wits in the NHL.
Shea Theodore

2023 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

During the overtime period with the hosting Washington Capitals on Nov. 1, 2022, Theodore snuck his way deep into the offensive zone to handle the pass from Jack Eichel and net the game-winner in a 3-2 victory.

Bob Turner

1962 Topps Set (Hockey)

Versatility must be Turner's middle name. He joined the Hawks last season, in a swap with Montreal for Fred Hilts, and served as spare defenseman, as penalty killer, and as extra forward. Dangerous while team was short a man.

Derek Boogaard

2005 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

A lot of rookies go unnoticed by NHL veterans when they first come into the league, but it's tough to ignore the 6-foot-7 frame and 250 pounds that Boogaard carries with him. And Boogaard isn't shy about throwing that weight around either, as 100-plus penalty minutes as a rookie will attest, but he's a lot more than a bruiser as his ice time and points have proven.

Charlie Burns

1969 Topps Set (Hockey)

"Charlie Hustle," as he's called, is one of the few Americans to make the NHL. The helmeted center is very dedicated and always gives a top effort. Charlie turned down a coaching job to continue his playing career.

Serious head and back injuries haven't detoured Burns!
Ivan Boldirev

1973 Topps Set (Hockey)

Ivan missed 22 games with injuries last season, and should show great improvement this year. He is a top-notch playmaker who broke into the NHL with Boston in 1971 before being traded to the Seals. Big and strong, Ivan can maintain possession of the puck despite strong checking against him.

Ivan is the only NHL player born in Yugoslavia.
Gordie Howe

1967 Topps Set (Hockey)

Starting his 22nd year in the N.H.L., Gordie holds more records than any player in the N.H.L. He has dominated the N.H.L. for 20 years and it is doubtful if any player present or future will threaten the records he is compiling in the N.H.L. Has been an All-Star 18 times.

Perry Berezan

1991 Score Update "Rookie And Traded" (Hockey)

After spending two-plus seasons with the North Stars, Perry signed with the Sharks as a free agent after the start of '91-92. A good checker and penalty-killer, he led Minnesota with three shorthanded goals in '90-91. Perry has been plagued by injuries throughout his seven-year career. Despite playing just 52 games last season, he came close to matching his personal high in goals (12 in '85-86). Perry turned pro with the Flames in 1985 after completing his sophomore year at the University of North Dakota. He collected 51 goals and 59 assists in 86 career games at the school. Perry, who came to the North Stars at the trading deadline in 1989, has seen playoff action in each of his seven NHL seasons.

Nikita Alexeev

2001 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

The eighth player chosen in the 2000 NHL Draft, Nikita turned pro after three years with the OHL Erie Otters, for whom he logged 160 points in 189 games. He earned a spot on the 2001-02 Lightning roster and, on October 16, notched his first NHL point-an assist on Vinny Prospal's goal in Colorado. Big and sleek, Alexeev is a terrific skater who doesn't mind the "edgy" part of the game. He mixes it up along the wall and holds his own against defensemen who try to dominate physically.

Pavel Buchnevich

2022 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

Coming to the Blues in an off-season trade, Buchnevich has given his new club solid play at both ends of the ice. As the 2021-22 season wore on, his offense picked up significantly and he highlighted a five-game point streak by scoring twice and setting up another marker to lead St. Louis to a 6-3 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 27, 2021.

Dennis Herron

1975 Topps Set (Hockey)

Had best average of three Kansas City goalies last season. Also earned an assist during one Scouts game. Former second team All-Star selection in final season of junior competition.

Frank Boucher won Lady Byng Trophy so many times (7) that NHL finally gave it to him
Glenn Anderson

1984 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Glenn scored 2 goals and assisted on one in 10-7 win over Canucks, 10-19-83. He had 3 hat tricks, 12-3-83 vs. L.A. 3-17-84 vs. L.A. and 3-21-84, a 4 goal game vs. Hartford, Played in '84 All Star Game.

Henri Richard

1957 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

Though still not as productive as the Game's brightest stars, Henri Richard takes a back seat to no player when it comes to colourful, fascinating hockey skill. Henri has inherited enough of the famous family traits to be considered one of the League's top centres and certainly one of the most mature "thinking players" in hockey today.

Don Awrey

1968 Topps Set (Hockey)

Good mobility for his size (6-0, 189), plus a penchant for the rough going have made Don Awrey a most valuable addition to the Boston defensive corps. He's always had lots of potential but like many defensemen didn't mature until after a couple of pro seasons.

Don can also be used at left wing, if necessary.
Frank Boucher

1960 Topps Set (Hockey)

Brilliant center, Lady Byng winner 7 years in row, later introduced red line to hockey.

How wide can a goalkeeper's pads be?
Bert Olmstead

1954 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

A reliable, thorough workman, Bert had his best season last year when he racked up 52 points to place 5th in the point race. One of hockey's best puck-carriers behind his own line, he has a knack of playing the puck off the boards in the corners and getting away from two or three men with his tricky stick work. A good passer, accurate shot, and hard worker, Bert has become an important cog in the Canadien machine. Works hard during the summer too, as he owns large farm at Scepter.

Jean-Guy Talbot

1965 Topps Set (Hockey)

In 1961-62, the year Doug Harvey went to New York, Guy came out of the shadows to make NHL all-star team. Talbot can play up front and also serve effectively as penalty-killer.

Who made first-team all-stars on defense with Talbot in 1960-61?
Shayne Corson

2000 Pacific Set (Hockey)

Shayne was one of four Canadiens represented in the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. In the 1999-2000 season, Shayne's first goal of the season was the opening score in a 4-2 win over Atlanta on Nov. 13, 1999.

Craig Billington

1994 Pinnacle Set (Hockey)

Who had the toughest job in hockey last season? One could argue that it was Craig who spent much of the year dodging pucks from all angles. He played in a career high 63 games and earned all but three of the Senators' 14 victories.

"Bucky" Hollingsworth

1954 Topps Set (Hockey)

"Bucky" came to the Hawks at the start of this season for the $15,000 draft price. He was rated the Canadians' leading defense prospect but was unable to beat out more experienced men. With Chicago he is given a real chance to make the N.H.L. grade. Strong and aggressive, he played for the Montreal Royals of the Quebec Hockey League last season, his first pro year.

All Pucks used in N.H.L. Games are "iced" or frozen before each game. This makes the puck slide better and it doesn't bounce too much.