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#15 Joe Noris WHA All Star with the San Diego Mariners

10/12/2018
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Drafted in the third round, 32nd overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, Joe Noris played 55 regular season games in the National Hockey League with the Penguins, St. Louis Blues, and Buffalo Sabres in 1971–74. During his NHL stint, he mostly played as a defenseman although he was a natural center. Joe made his way to the World Hockey Association with the San Diego Mariners and the Birmingham Bulls, skating in 198 WHA games, scoring 72 goals and adding 116 assists...

Duration:00:48:31

#14 Joe Juneau - Boston Bruins Rookie Sensation, Hockey Humanitarian -- and Rocket Scientist

9/20/2018
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14-Year NHL veteran Joe Juneau enjoyed an incredible collegiate hockey career at RPI all while earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Joey went on to win a siver medal for Canada in the 1992 Olympics and became an instant sensation in Boston with a terrific post-Olympics debut in 1992 followed by a 102-point rookie season in 1992-93. Despite his success in Boston, Joey was traded to the Washington Capitals at the trade deadline in 1994 in exchange for Al Iafrate. Joey would proceed...

Duration:00:28:42

#13 A Tribute to Ab McDonald, 16-year NHL and WHA Pro and 4-time Stanley Cup Champion

9/9/2018
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Episode 13 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast is a tribute to NHL and WHA veteran forward Alvin Brian “Ab”Ab McDonald, who passed away on September 4, 2018 at the age of 82. Ab played 762 regular-season and 84 NHL playoff games followed by two seasons in the World Hockey Association, where he was the Winnipeg Jets' first captain. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1958 and 1959 and then again with Chicago in 1961. He scored the Stanley...

Duration:00:22:09

#12 1970s NY Rangers - Boston Bruins Trades, Mike Krushelnyski and a Tribute to Lauri Mononen

8/20/2018
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In Episode 12 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast, we’ll play three periods: In Period 1 we talk classic New York Rangers Hockey with George Grimm, the author of “We Did Everything But Win: An Oral History of the Emile Francis Era New York Rangers (1964–1976)” …. We focus our discussion on two franchise-altering trades with the Boston Bruins in the 1970s and one potential blockbuster deal involving a Bruins Hall of Famer that would have changed the course of history for both teams. In...

Duration:00:34:51

#11 A Tribute To John Schella of the Houston Aeros and Vancouver Canucks

8/6/2018
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Today we pay tribute to a hockey warrior - John Schella — who passed away on August 3rd 2018 at the age of 71. John Schella was Born May 9 1947 -- Port Arthur, ONT. He gained notoriety as one of the “Thunder Bay Boys” before signing with the Peterborough Petes in 1966-67. After honing his skills in Houston, Denver and Rochester he became an original Vancouver Canuck in 1970-71. Two years later John joined the fledgling World Hockey Association, where he would spend the next six...

Duration:00:19:08

#10 Jerry Rollins - WHA Tough Guy Turned Business Leadership Guru

8/1/2018
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Jerry Rollins was a hard-punching defenseman, who fought all the tough guys in the wild World Hockey Association. A 2nd round draft selection of the Detroit Red Wings and the WHA Toronto Toros in 1975, Rollins earned the respect of teammates and foes alike as the protector of his team’s skilled players. Jerry is an entertaining and thoughtful man, who recalls a number of great stories from his playing days, including: How his run-in with a future NHL Hall of Famer startled his junior...

Duration:00:59:53

#9 Andre Lacroix - Philadelphia Flyers and WHA Legend

6/23/2018
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Andre Lacroix was the all-time scoring leader in the World Hockey Association with 798 points in just 551 games. Nicknamed the "Magician," Andre averaged nearly an assist per game throughout his WHA career. After a 147-point season with the San Diego Mariners in 1974-75, Andre was named the French-Canadian Athlete of the year, besting Guy Lafleur, Marcel Dionne and Gil Perreault, among others. Andre also had the distinction of playing for five different WHA franchises without ever being...

Duration:00:42:10

#8 Kurt Walker Toronto Maple Leafs Enforcer

5/1/2018
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Toronto Maple Leafs Enforcer Kurt Walker Today’s guest on the PHA Podcast is Kurt Walker, who played three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs as an enforcer on a talented team that included Darryl Sittler, Lanny McDonald, Borje Salming, Ian Turnbull and the always colorful Tiger Williams. Kurt tells greats stories about his improbable rise from an unknown kid from Hingham Mass to hockey’s biggest stage. He also discusses Dignity after Hockey, a 501C3 charity that he created to help...

Duration:00:47:24

#7 Peter Marsh - Chicago Blackhawks and WHA Pro

4/27/2018
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Peter Marsh - Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets, Cincinnati Stingers Today’s Guest on the PHA Podcast is NHL Veteran Peter Marsh After a prolific junior career with Sherbrooke of the Quebec Major Junior League, Peter played eight big league seasons between 1976 and 1984 with the Cincinnati Stingers, Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets. Peter notched 44 goals in the WHA’s swan song season in 1978-79, teaming with fellow youngsters and future Hall of Famers Mark Messier and Mike...

Duration:00:25:43

#6: "Hockey Players In Business" - Shannon Lewandoski

4/25/2018
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Today’s guest is Shannon Lewandoski Shannon is not an ex-pro player but he is an integral part of the hockey community. Shannon is a Financial Planner in Greater St. Louis and an avid adult hockey player, who created the popular LinkedIn Group “Hockey Player Doing Business Together” in 2010. That group has since grown to over 41,000 members and has recently merged with Hockey Players in Business (HPIB)—an international, not-for-profit network designed to help former and current hockey...

Duration:00:22:00

#5 Frank Simonetti Undrafted D2 Player to Boston Bruins Defense Partner with Raymond Bourque

4/5/2018
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Frank Simonetti was an All-American collegiate player at D2 Norwich University, who went on to play four seasons with the Boston Bruins in the 1980s. Frank shares interesting stories from his Bruins career, partnering on defense with Ray Bourque, his somewhat awkward introduction to Cam Neely and the talented 1980s Bruins teams. We also discuss Frank’s Annual “Bowl with a Bruin” event that raises money for the Dana Farber Institute in Boston. Host: Mark Willand Website:...

Duration:00:38:38

#4 Larry Pleau The First New England Whalers and US Hockey Legend

3/22/2018
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A member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame, Larry Pleau is one of the most respected people in the game. Larry was one of the top American hockey players in the late 1960s and 1970s, playing for Team USA at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble as well as the 1969 Ice Hockey World Championship tournament in Stockholm. He then played three seasons for the Montreal Canadiens from 1970-1972, winning the Stanley Cup in 1971. In 1972, Pleau became the first player to sign with his hometown New...

Duration:00:32:16

#3 Mark Greczmiel Producer of the "California Seals Story" Documentary - Pro Hockey Alumni

3/16/2018
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The guest on Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast #3 is film producer and hockey fan Mark Greczmiel, who has produced an entertaining documentary on the California Seals hockey franchise, one of the six expansion teams added to the NHL in 1967. The nine-year NHL saga of the Seals includes everything from white ice skates and orange pucks, to disastrous trades and an out-of-control owner. From future hockey stars like Reggie Leach, Dennis Maruk and Charlie Simmer, to a female streaker and a cheerleader...

Duration:00:36:32

#2 Norm Beaudin -The Original Winnipeg Jet - Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast

2/22/2018
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A prolific minor league scorer during the days of the six-team NHL, Norm Beaudin was an original member of the expansion St. Louis Blues in 1967. Later, he became the first-ever player to sign with the Winnipeg Jets of the fledgling World Hockey Association in 1972. With the 1972-73 Jets, Beaudin was paired with the “Golden Jet” Bobby Hull and center Christian Bordeleau to form the “Luxury Line.” All three players would top the 100-point mark with Beaudin netting 103. Beaudin turned up the...

Duration:00:43:38

Norm Beaudin -The Original Winnipeg Jet - Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast Episode #2

2/22/2018
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A prolific minor league scorer during the days of the six-team NHL, Norm Beaudin was an original member of the expansion St. Louis Blues in 1967. Later, he became the first-ever player to sign with the Winnipeg Jets of the fledgling World Hockey Association in 1972. With the 1972-73 Jets, Beaudin was paired with the “Golden Jet” Bobby Hull and center Christian Bordeleau to form the “Luxury Line.” All three players would top the 100-point mark with Beaudin netting 103. Beaudin turned up...

Duration:00:43:38

#1 Blaine Stoughton, "The Sniper" - Hartford Whalers

2/15/2018
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OUR FIRST EVER GUEST ON THE PRO HOCKEY ALUMNI PODCAST IS "THE SNIPER" — BLAINE “STASH” STOUGHTON, WHO HAD TWO 50-GOAL AND TWO 40-GOAL SEASONS WITH THE HARTFORD WHALERS OF THE NHL ALONG WITH A 52-GOAL CAMPAIGN WITH THE WHA CINCINNATI STINGERS. IN ADDITION TO TALKING ABOUT HIS CAREER HIGHLITES WE DISCUSS HIS FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF TWO 17-YEAR OLD TEAMMATES IN INDY — WAYNE GRETZKY AND MARK MESSIER, THE SUSPENSION FOR HIS ATTACK ON THE NOTORIOUS PAUL BAXTER AND SOMEHOW PLAYBOY BUNNIES, CHERYL...

Duration:00:43:06

Blaine Stoughton, “The Sniper” - Pro Hockey Alumni Episode #1

2/15/2018
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OUR FIRST EVER GUEST ON THE PRO HOCKEY ALUMNI PODCAST IS “THE SNIPER” — BLAINE “STASH” STOUGHTON, WHO HAD TWO 50-GOAL AND TWO 40-GOAL SEASONS WITH THE HARTFORD WHALERS OF THE NHL ALONG WITH A 52-GOAL CAMPAIGN WITH THE WHA CINCINNATI STINGERS. IN ADDITION TO TALKING ABOUT HIS CAREER HIGHLITES WE DISCUSS HIS FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF TWO 17-YEAR OLD TEAMMATES IN INDY — WAYNE GRETZKY AND MARK MESSIER, THE SUSPENSION FOR HIS ATTACK ON THE NOTORIOUS PAUL BAXTER AND SOMEHOW PLAYBOY BUNNIES, CHERYL...

Duration:00:43:06