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Vladislav Tretiak Vladislav Tretiak quote - when he dared to suggest he'd like to play for the Montreal Canadians, Soviet authorities forced Tretiak to refute the statement. Vladislav would later set the record straight saying, a touch wistfully, " I was not telling the truth, I would have loved to play in Montreal, that was my city."
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Bryan Trottier Bryan Trottier tidbit - scored a hat trick in just his second NHL game at age 19 during the 1975-76 campaign.
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Gary Unger Gary Unger broke the NHL record of 630 consecutive games played during the 1975-76 season, and later pushed his "iron-man" streak to 914 games before coach Al MacNeil benched him on December 21, 1979. Unger tallied nine 30+ goal seasons during the 1970s and ended his career with 413 goals and 804 assists. Rogie Vachon Rogie Vachon shared goaltending duties during six seasons with Montreal before given the chance to star as a number one goalie for Los Angeles in 1971. The diminutive 5'7" Vachon took full advantage and became one of the greatest netminders of the decade. He backstopped Team Canada to victory at the 1976 Canada Cup, earning all-star team honours, and was twice an NHL Second Team All-Star. Vachon retired as the Kings all-time leader in wins and shutouts and was the first player in Kings history to have his jersey number (30) retired.



Carol Vadnais Carol Vadnais was a star defensemen who appeared in five of his six career all-star games during the 1970s. He was involved in two of the biggest trades of the decade; the Reggie Leach deal in 1972 and the 1975 mega-trade that included three Hall of Famers - Phil Esposito, Brad Park and Jean Ratalle. Valeri Vasiliev Valeri Vasiliev was a captain and defensive cornerstone of the great Soviet National Teams of the 1970s. He played on two Olympic gold-medal and six World Championship winning teams during the decade. At the Worlds Vasiliev was selected to five all-star teams.



Bill White Bill White was the backbone of the Blackhawks defensive corps during the 1970s. He earned three berths to the NHL Second All-Star Team and appeared in five all-star games. A defensive specialist, White was a key performer for Canada at the 1972 Summit Series.


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