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John Bucyk Boston Bruins Autographed Wire Photo
Lot #533

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John Bucyk Boston Bruins Autographed Wire Photo
Lot #533

John Bucyk played 23 NHL seasons for the Red Wings and Bruins.  Bucyk played his first two seasons for the Detroit Red Wings.  In a surprise move following the 1956-57 season, Bucyk was traded to the Boston Bruins for Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk.  John remained in Boston for the next 21 years, retiring as the greatest goal scorer in Bruins history with 545 goals as a Bruin.  A record he holds to this day.

John was twice a first or second team All Star, Played in 7 All Star games, won 2 Lady Byng Memorial trophies, a Lester Patrick trophy and 2 Stanley Cups.  He retired the greatest point scoring left wing of all time and presently still stands second behind only Luc Robitaille.  John also holds the distinction of being the oldest 50-goal scorer in NHL history scoring 51 goals in 1970-71 at the age of 35.  Bucyk was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.

This wire photo, dated December 11, 1970, shows Johnny Bucyk holding a $1000 bill.  The headline reads "A HAPPY CHIEF -- Boston Bruins' Johnny Bucyk holds up $1000 bill presented him by Weston Adams Jr., president of the Bruins prior to game with the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night at Boston Garden, honoring him for this 1000th game in the National Hockey League.  this is Bucyk's 16th season." 

The wire photo is in very nice condition and the signature is a 10.