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August 1, 1967

August 1, 1967

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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72 Protected NHL Players Must Be Signed Before Camp

MONTREAL, Que.— The 72 players who were named on the protected list when the National Hockey League’s expansion draft was held June 6, will have to be signed by the clubs before reporting to training camp this fall. This is another first scored by the National Hockey League Players’ Association in its meetings with the league’s special committee. The deal covers the one goalkeeper and 11 skaters protected by each of the six old clubs before they opened their lists to the expansion teams. It will upset the plans of NHL general managers who like to wait until training camp to sign their players.…

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PASSING THE PUCK

• GILLES VILLEMURE, one of the several goalies belonging to the New York Rangers, is driving trotters at Three Rivers, Que. this summer…When asked what was in store for hockey in Canada’s next 100 years, Clarence Campbell, NHL President, had this to say: “It is conceivable the Stanley Cup will be played for in Moscow in the not too distant future. When that happens the World Tournament as we know it will just disappear…The game will continue to expand, become almost as popular as soccer which has become international in the last 30 years. But need for specialized equipment and proper arenas with regulation-size ice surfaces will prevent hockey from becoming universal…The game will continue to improve because the athletes will continue to improve as they have done through the…

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Dillman Named Press Chief By Minnesota North Stars

TWIN CITIES, Minn.— Richard W. “Dick” Dillman, hockey writer for the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, was named public relations director of the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League. The North Stars also added Dane Petersen, former director of sales and promotion for the California Seals of the Western Hockey League to their sales staff. The North Stars will open ticket offices in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis later and will move their main offices to Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, this fall or winter.…

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NHL STATISTICS AVAILABLE FOR FANS

National Hockey League fans may obtain copies of the 1966-67 season N.H.L. Final Statistics free of charge. These handy-sized record cards contain the final standing of the Clubs, the individual Scoring Records for every player during the regular schedule and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as well as the Goalkeepers’ Averages and the Penalty Record of each club. Mail requests to: NHL Publicity Department 922 Sun Life Bldg., Montreal, Que.…