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October 15, 1982

October 15, 1982

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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PLAYER TRANSACTIONS

BOSTON—Dick Redmond, D, announced retirement from hockey. BUFFALO—Paul Harrison, G, Rick Knickle, G, Jari Paavola, G, Jim Scanlan, G, Bryan Willison, G, Dan Naud, D, Steve Dykstra, D, Dave Fenyves, D, Ron Fischer, D, Mark Robinson, D, Dirk Rueter, D, Venci Sebek, D, Kari Suoraniemi, D, Dean Turner, D, Paul Bedard, C, Randy Cunneyworth, C, Clint Fehr, C, Bernie Gallant, C, Jeff Hamilton, C, Anders Wikberg, C, Mal Davis, RW, Geordie Robertson, RW, Kai Sukkanen, RW, Mark Wichrowski, RW, Jim Aldred, LW, Louis Crawford, LW, Peter Horachek, LW, Val James, LW, Don Keller, LW, and Jim Wiemer, LW, all assigned to Rochester of AHL. Mike Craig, G, (Billings), Allen Bishop, D, (North Bay), and Claude Verret, C, (Trois-Rivieres), and Jeff Eatough, RW, (Cornwall) all returned to junior teams. CALGARY—Danny Bolduc, C, signed…

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Leach Confident He Can Help The Red Wings

DETROIT—Jimmy Devellano said he is “excited at getting one of the truly great goal scorers in National Hockey League history.” Reggie Leach said he is just plain tickled and “very happy to have a chance to play another year.” Conclusion: A happy union for the Detroit Red Wings and their newest right winger, Reggie Leach. Leach, whose abilities as a goal scorer are documented in the NHL record book, can provide the punchless Red Wings (20th overall in scoring last season) with a key element should he return to form. He has scored 366 goals in 12 NHL seasons, including a league-leading 60 goals in 1975-76 and a 50-goal season in 1979-80. Those are statistics that make Devellano drool. But even if numbers like that prove to be out of his reach, Leach is…

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Kings’ Swedish Newcomers Are Introduced To League

LOS ANGELES—Peter Helander and Ulf Isaksson are quickly learning about life in the National Hockey League. The Two Swedish imports, the first Europeans ever signed by the Kings, made their debuts in the pre-season against, of all people, Tiger Williams and the Vancouver Canucks. It was an eye-opener, to say the least. “There were so many fights,” said Helander, a 30-year-old defenseman, who last year played for Skelleftia of the Swedish Elite League, where he had 11 goals and 14 assists in 31 games. “We have very few fights in Sweden,” he was saying. “Over there, you get in a fight and you can’t play for maybe a week. It costs you four or five games.” Welcome to the NHL, Peter. Actually, based on their performances in the exhibition season, the blonde speedsters figure to…

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Fourteenth Pro Stop For Hanson With Checkers

H&B Louisville Hockey INDIANAPOLIS—Veteran defenseman Dave Hanson apparently was slated to join the Checkers as they began their Adams Cup title defense. The Indianapolis uniform was to be Dave’s 14th in his seven seasons of pro hockey. The 28-year-old blue-liner played with Adirondack in the American League all last season, his second full year with that club after a long series of stops. His most-travelled season was 1976-77, when he appeared with Rhode Island (AHL), Hampton (Southern League), Johnstown (North American League), Minnesota (WHA) and New England (WHA). In 1977-78, Hanson was with Kansas City (CHL) and then back to Birmingham (WHA). In 1978-79 it was Detroit (NHL), Birmingham (this time in the CHL), and Oklahoma City (CHL), before going to Adirondack in the fall of 1980. Indy general manager-coach Fred Creighton wasn’t sure…