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1976 Canada Cup Opening Banquet Banner – The Warren “Butch” Williams Collection – Butch Willliams Letter
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1976 Canada Cup Opening Banquet Banner – The Warren “Butch” Williams Collection – Butch Willliams Letter
Lot #566

This beautiful banner, measuring 36" x 75", was obtained by Warren “Butch” Williams at the opening banquet for the 1976 Canada Cup in Ottawa. According to Butch, this was one of only a few which were displayed around the room. A letter of provenance signed by former NHL and WHA winger Warren “Butch” Williams will accompany your purchase.



Butch, a native of Duluth, MN made his NHL debut with the St. Louis Blues in 1973-74. He next spent parts of two seasons with the California Seals before completing his career with the Edmonton Oilers in the WHA. The 1974-75 season saw Williams play in a career high 63 games where he tabbed 11 goals and 32 points while serving as one of the teams enforcers as his 118 PIMS was the 2nd highest total on the squad behind only Len Frig’s 127 PIMS. Butch twice played for Team USA, during the 1976 Canada Cup and the 1977 World Championships.



The 1976 Canada Cup was held September 2-15, 1976 in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Quebec as well as in Philadelphia. This six-team round robin tournament included Team USA, Team Canada, Team Czech, Team Soviet Union, Team Sweden and Team Finland. The Finals pitted Team Canada vs. Team Czech in a best of three, which Team Canada won two games to none. Bobby Orr was named the Most Valuable Player and the leading scorer was Victor Zhluktov of the Soviet Union.

 A nice piece of hockey history from the personal collection of Warren “Butch” Williams.