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Francis Mahovlich

Francis Mahovlich

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: January 10, 1938
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Timmins, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 205
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1957-1958
Brother of Peter OHA-Jr. MVP (1957) Calder Memorial Trophy (1958) NHL First All-Star Team (1961, 1963, 1973) NHL Second All-Star Team (1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974) Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Pete Stemkowski, Garry Unger and the rights to Carl Brewer for Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson, Floyd Smith and Doug Barrie, March 3, 1968. Traded to Montreal by Detroit for Guy Charron, Bill Collins and Mickey Redmond, January 13, 1971. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Toronto (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1974. Transferred to Birmingham (WHA) after Toronto (WHA) franchise relocated, June 30, 1976. Missed remainder of 1976-77 season recovering from knee injury suffered in game vs. San Diego (WHA), November 10, 1976. Officially announced retirement after comeback attempt with Detroit failed, October 7, 1979.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares