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Ken Hodge Ken Hodge starred on the most dangerous line of the early '70s with fellow Bruins Wayne Cashman and Phil Esposito. Hodge was a major contributor to Boston's record-shattering teams during those years. He tallied a personal-high 105 points in 1971-72, the same season the Bruins set an NHL record 399 goals with Esposito, Bobby Orr, Johnny Bucyk and Hodge finishing 1-2-3-4 in league scoring. Ken reached the 50-goal plateau in 1973-74 and twice earned First Team All-Star honours. Jiri Holecek Goaltender Jiri Holecek began his international career in 1966 with the Czechoslovakian national squad. During the 1970s, he backstopped the team to three gold, four silver and one bronze medal at the World Championships. In the process, Holecek was named the tournament's best goaltender five times



Gordie Howe Gordie Howe tidbit - Retiring after his 25th season in the NHL in 1970-71, Howe had the five-year waiting period for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame waived by the Selection Committee. He came out of retirement in 1973 and later played for Hartford in 1979-80, thus becoming the first Honoured Member to play in the NHL.
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Mark Howe Mark Howe, son of hockey legend Gordie Howe, was an international star in his own right. At age 16, Mark earned a silver medal with Team USA at the 1972 Olympics. By the age of 20, he had played for three championship teams; the 1972-73 Memorial Cup Champion Toronto Marlboros, and the 1973-74 and '74-'75 Avco Cup Champion Houston Aeros. Mark played with brother Marty and father Gordie during his first seven professional seasons. He continued his 22-year pro career into the mid-1990s, earning three NHL First All-Star Team selections along the way.


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