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John Bucyk Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: May 12, 1935 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1981 Played 23 NHL seasons from 1955 to 1978Awards and Achievements: First All-Star Team Left Wing(1971) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy(1971, 1974) Lester Patrick Trophy(1977) Second All-Star Team Left Wing(1968) Is currently 23rd of all-time National Hockey League goal scorers and 21st all-time of point scorers. Retired as the leading career point scorer among left wings. Is currently tenth all-time in NHL games played. Recorded sixteen twenty-goal seasons. Named a First Team All-Star in 1971 and a Second Team All-Star in 1968. Won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship in 1971 and 1974 Won Lester Patrick Trophy for contributions to hockey in the United States in 1977. Played in the All-Star Game in 1955, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971. Leads the Bruins in career goals and longest consecutive game streak; second to Ray Bourque in career games, assists and points. Known as the "Chief" due to presumed Native American looks; in fact, he was of Ukrainian ancestry. When the Bruins ended their twenty-nine year championship drought in 1970, Bucyk was given the honour of being the first player of the team to hoist the Stanley Cup around the Boston Garden. His nephew Randy Bucyk played for the Northeastern University Huskies and the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames organizations, earning a Stanley Cup ring with Montreal in 1986. Randy Bucyk also played for the Canadian national team in 1989. Oldest player to score 50 goals (51 goals in 1970–71) at age 35. Also oldest player scoring 50 or more for 1st time in career. (1970–71). In 1998, he was ranked number 45 on the List of 100 greatest hockey players by The Hockey News Career: Traded to Boston by Detroit with cash for Terry Sawchuk, June 10, 1957
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