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Frank Mahovlich

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich

Profession: NHL Legend


Biography: Nicknamed the "Big M.", he played on six Stanley Cup-winning teams and is an inductee of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Born: January 10, 1938
Birthplace: Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Age: 84 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1961-01-25 Toronto left wing Frank Mahovlich scores twice, giving him 39 for the season, and making him highest single season goal scorer in Maple Leafs' history, as Toronto beats Montreal Canadiens, 5-3
  • 1963-10-05 17th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs tie All Stars, 3-3; MVP: Frank Mahovlich, Toronto, LW
  • 1968-03-03 In a blockbuster trade, Toronto Maple Leafs send future Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings
  • 1969-01-21 22nd NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: Western Division ties Eastern Division, 3-3; MVP: Frank Mahovlich, Detroit, LW
  • 1971-01-13 In a high profile NHL trade, the Montreal Canadiens obtain future Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Frank Mahovlich from Detroit, in exchange for Bill Collins, Guy Charron and Mickey Redmond
  • 1971-05-18 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Henri Richard scores twice as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Black Hawks for a 4-3 series victory
  • 1973-03-21 Montreal Canadiens' left wing Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHL player to score 500 goals
  • 1979-10-07 Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

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