Johnny Bucyk

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Birthday
12, 1935
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Ukrainian-Canadian Hall of Fame left winger who spent the majority of his career, 1955-1978, with the Boston Bruins.

Before Fame

He began with the Detroit Red Wings and played two undistinguished years before being traded in a remarkably lopsided deal for legendary goalie Terry Sawchuk.

Trivia

He retired the fourth-leading scorer in NHL history and with the third-most games played.

Family Life

His parents, Sam and Perl Bucyk, were Ukrainian immigrants.

Associated With

Although he often played in Bobby Hull's shadow, his career numbers easily rival Hull's own.