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Al Millar

Al Millar

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: September 18, 1929
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 175
Catches: Left
QSHL Second All-Star Team (1950) QMHL Second All-Star Team (1952) MMHL First All-Star Team (1953) NOHA Second All-Star Team (1956) QHL First All-Star Team (1957) Vezina Memorial Trophy (Top Goaltender QHL) (1957) WHL First All-Star Team (1962, 1964) Leading Goaltender Award (fewest goals against WHL) (1962, 1964) Signed as a free agent by New Haven (AHL), September 17, 1950. Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (USHL) (after New Haven folded), December 10, 1950. Traded to Portland (PCHL) by Kansas City (USHL) for Wally Bak, January, 1951. Traded to Quebec (QMHL) by Detroit for cash, September 16, 1951. Promoted to Boston from Quebec (AHL) to replace injured Don Simmons in games from January 1 through 12, 1958. Traded to Detroit (Hershey-AHL) by Boston (Quebec-AHL) with Myron Stankiewicz for Claude Dufour, June, 1960. Transferred to Seattle (WHL) by Detroit as compensation for the loss of Les Hunt and Marc Boileau, November 5, 1961. Traded to Toronto (Denver-WHL) by Seattle (WHL) for cash, September, 1963. Traded to Philadelphia by Toronto for cash, September, 1967. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Philadelphia for cash, October, 1968. Rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969.
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I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic