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Lefty Wilson

Lefty Wilson

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: October 15, 1919
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 178
Catches: Left
Detroit's assistant trainer/practice goaltender replaced injured Terry Sawchuk in 3rd period, October 10, 1953. (Montreal 4, Detroit 1). Loaned to Toronto by Detroit to replace injured Harry Lumley in 3rd period, January 22, 1956. (Detroit 4, Toronto 1). Loaned to Boston by Detroit to replace injured Don Simmons in 1st period, December 29, 1957. (Boston 2, Detroit 2)
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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