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Frank Mahovlich WHA Toronto Toros Game Used Stick – Autographed
Lot #613

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Frank Mahovlich WHA Toronto Toros Game Used Stick – Autographed
Lot #613

This Victoriaville hockey stick was game used by Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich while playing in the WHA with the Toronto Toros. The Big M began his NHL career in 1956-57 with the Maple Leafs. He would skate for the Leafs over the course of 12 different seasons, during which time he would capture 4 Stanley Cups, including 3 straight spanning 1962-64. The last of those Cups came in 1967, which also happens to be the last time the Leafs hoisted Lord Stanley’s ultimate prize. During the following season the Leafs dealt Mahovlich to the Red Wings in a blockbuster trade. Frank would spend parts of 4 seasons in Detroit before a trade sent him to the Canadiens. Mahovlich captured two more Cups in Montreal during his 3½-year stay. Frank spent the final 4 years of his playing career in the WHA, playing two years in Toronto with the Toros and moving with the franchise to Birmingham where he played his final 2 WHA seasons.

Mahovlich was one of the finest players of his generation locking down (9) 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star selections. Frank won the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year in 1958. The Big M was a force throughout his entire career as evidenced by his 48 goals in 70 contests during the 1960-61 season in Toronto; his 49 goals in 76 games during the 1968-69 season with Detroit; and his career high 96 points on the strength of 43 goals in 1971-72 with the Canadiens. In 1181 career games, Mahovlich netted 533 goals and 1103 points. He was the 5th player in NHL history to reach the coveted 500-goal plateau and likely would have made it to 600 had he not spent 4 seasons in the WHA where he lit the lamp 89 more times. On the international stage, Mahovlich played a key role in the revered 8-game 1972 Summit Series as well as the 1974 WHA 8-game clash against the Soviet Union.

This Victoriaville stick has the player name “F Mahovlich” stamped to the side. The stick is fully taped on the butt and blade. Frank has autographed the side. The stick is uncracked and in beautiful condition.