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January 14, 1983

January 14, 1983

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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Hannan Takes Big Leap To Pens

PITTSBURGH—It’s a long journey for a lOth-round draft choice to the National Hockey League, but for the Penguins’ David Hannan, the trip has taken only one season and now he’s centering Pittsburgh’s top line, too. The Penguins selected Hannan from Brantford Alexanders of the Ontario Hockey League in the 10th and final round of the 1981 entry draft. He was the 196th of 211 players. He scored 46 goals and 35 assists for the Alexanders during his final season of junior after he was passed over as an underage selection in previous drafts. “I thought I had a chance to get drafted.” Hannan recalled. “I didn’t know where or what round. I knew it wasn’t going to be in the first four rounds with the young guys. It was my last year…

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THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

Someone’s Putting Me On WHEN YOU talk about sports teams in Great Britain, the first names that come to mind are Manchester United, Liverpool, Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers. But Glasgow Dynamos, Dundee Rockets and Cleveland Bombers? Surely, somebody must be putting me on. Such is not, however, the case. These are all legitimate names for clubs in the British Ice Hockey League. The league, once heavily promoted by Britain’s Mr. Hockey, Bunny Aheame, is back in business after a hiatus of 22 years. Bunny, who is 82 and enjoying good health in his home near London, retired this past September from the British Ice Hockey Association, which he headed for 49 years. He was also the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation for more than 20 years before retiring in 1975. His place…

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Flyers Riding On A Winning WaveDaoust And Gingras Give Leafs New Spark

TORONTO—Christmas. 1982, is now history. And at Maple Leaf Gardens, it’s ancient history because the Toronto Maple Leafs received their presents a week earlier than everyone else. They came in the form of 23-year-old defenseman Gaston Gingras and center Dan Daoust, 22, and compliments of the Montreal Canadiens. All the Leafs had to do was promise a couple of future draft picks—reportedly a second-rounder in 1983 and a third-rounder in 1984—to the Canadiens, who were unable to accommodate Gingras and Daoust in their lineup. That the Leafs could use the pair on their bedraggled roster was the understatement of the half-century. Injuries to key players such as Bill Derlago and Borje Salming, the delayed start of injured rookie defenseman Gary Nylund and the beginning of regular exchanges between the Leafs and their…

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Gretzky Top Molson Cup Pointgetter

EDMONTON—Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers seems to be leading in everything these days and it is only fitting that the National Hockey League’s premier scorer should also be the top pointgetter in the 1982—83 Molson Cup three—star voting. Gretzky led all Canadian based players in the Molson Cup polls at the completion of the second segment with 95 points, well ahead of Calgary’s Lanny McDonald, who has 60 and Winnipeg’s Willy Lindstrom, who had 45. Gretzky has won the first two Edmonton segments and pocketed $1,000 for each. Other second segment winners, who were also enriched by a $1,000, included Doug Wickenheiser in Montreal, Jim Kom in Toronto. McDonald in Calgary, Bengt Lundholm in Winnipeg and Thomas Gradin in Vancouver. Here’s how the voting went in the respective Canadian NHL cities: EDMONTON—Gretzky beat…