Park Was A Standout in 1972


Mickey Redmond was one of the NHL's top snipers. In fact, following the Summit Series Redmond exploded to score 52 goals in the NHL season, becoming the first Detroit Red Wing in history to do so. The two time Stanley Cup champ who was once traded for Frank Mahovlich likely would be a bigger name in NHL history had injuries not severely shortened his impressive career.

Redmond unfortunately didn't get to see much ice in the series. The former Montreal Canadiens forward was selected to play in the opening game in the Montreal Forum. Perhaps coach Harry Sinden was hoping Redmond would have a little extra fire in his belly since he was getting a chance to play in front of his old fans. But the Russians embarrassed Canada badly in that game, and lineup changes were made. Mickey Redmond, who also suffered from a viral infection while in Europe, never made it back into the lineup as Team Canada went with largely veteran players.

Nonetheless, Mickey Redmond is a proud member of Team Canada 1972


 

1972 Summit Series.com Player Profile
 Team Canada
 #24 - Mickey Redmond - Right Wing
 

Position: RW
Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Born: 12/27/1947 Kirkland Lake, Ontario
1972 NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings


Summit Series Statistics

GP Pts PIM SOG SAG +/-
1 0 0 0 0 1 4 -1

Other Team Canada Appearances - None

NHL Career Notes - A top prospect of the Montreal Canadiens, Redmond was traded along with Guy Charron and Bill Collins to the Detroit Red Wings for the legendary Frank Mahovlich. In Detroit Redmond scored 42, 52, and 51 goals in his first three seasons before running into injury problems. He was the first Red Wing to score 50 goals in one season.

Career NHL Statistics
GP G A Pts PIM
Regular Season 538 233 195 428 219
NHL Playoffs  16 2 3 5 2

 

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Read Mickey Redmond's memories of the Summit Series in Team Canada 1972: Where Are They Now?  By Brian McFarlane $21.26 Cdn

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