Father of Bob
Suspended for majority of 1952-53 season after CAHA refused to allow Attwell's transfer from London (OHA-B) to Montreal Jr. Canadiens (QJHL), September 2, 1952. Decision overturned by OHA, February 4, 1953. Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Claude Cardin and Phil Obensdorf for cash, June 7, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Ron Stewart for Red Berenson and Barclay Plager, November 29, 1967.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday