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Encyclopedia > Vic Hadfield

Vic Hadfield (born 4 October 1940 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Oakville is the name of several towns in North America: Oakville, Ontario is the most well-known, with a population 150,000 Oakville, California is located in Napa County, California with a population of 300 Oakville, Manitoba Oakville, Maryland Oakville, Missouri is a unincorporated suburb of St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... A professional does an activity to receive payment for an act (as a profession), which usually requires expertise and carries with it socially significant mores and folkways. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


One of the most popular players in New York Rangers history, Hadfield had a sixteen-year career in the NHL, tallying 323 goals and 389 assists with 1154 penalty minutes in 1002 career games with the Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


With teammates Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert, he was a member of the famous GAG (Goal-A-Game) line. Jean Ratelle (born October 3, 1940) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...

Preceded by:
Bob Nevin
New York Rangers captains
1971-74
Succeeded by:
Brad Park

Robert Frank Nevin (born March 18, 1938 in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey right wing who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1957-58 and 1975-76. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Douglas Bradford (Brad) Park was an NHL ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...

Career highlights

  • First 50-goal season in Rangers history (1971-72 season)
  • Lead Rangers to their first Stanley Cup finals in 22 years (1972)
  • Among his other claims to fame, and perhaps the one he is best remembered for in native Canada was his decision to abandoned his Team Canada team mates in the 1972 Russia-Canada leaving Russia and returning to Canada before game 5 because he wasn't getting the play time he thought he deserved.

References

  • NY Rangers biography

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1972 Summit Series: A September to Remember (463 words)
Unfortunately for Vic Hadfield, he is remembered more as the unhappy left winger who left the team early.
Hadfield was among those who was told he would sit out the rest of the series.
Hadfield and the others had the full support and respect of the coaching staff and their Team Canada peers.
New York Rangers Official Web Site :: ALUMNI PROFILES (315 words)
Hadfield hadn't shown a whole lot of offense in his early years with the Blueshirts, but armed with a curved stick and a fearsome slap shot, he began making goalies nervous, hitting the 20-goal mark for four straight seasons.
Expectations for Hadfield kept growing, and he showed he was ready for the ‘next step’ in the 1971 playoffs, tying a team record with eight goals, including a hat trick against Toronto, while setting the team points mark with 13.
Hadfield finished his Blueshirt career with 262 goals and 572 points (as well as 1,036 penalty minutes) in 13 glorious seasons in the Big Apple.
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