The Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast

The Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast

The Official Podcast of the Pro Hockey Alumni Hosted by Mark Willand... Show More

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Only 20 men in NHL history have scored 60 or more goals in a single season.

A sometimes forgotten member of this select club is an undersized, take-no-prisoners centre named Dennis Maruk. And it’s only fitting that Dennis is our guest on episode 60 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast.

As a junior in the OHA, Maruk was the one of the greatest players in London Knights history, but his 5-8 height scared... Read more

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Ed Giacomin, Gilles Villemure, John Davidson are just a few of the goalies George Grimm features in his new book "Guardians of the Goal."

Episode 59 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast looks back at the great NY Rangers goalies of the 1960s and 70s and features an overtime session with classic hockey news and notes.

Today’s guest is author and NY Rangers historian George Grimm, whose ... Read more

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Goaltender Steve Baker had some great moments for the early 80s New York Rangers.

Episode 58 of the Pro Hockey Alumni features  goaltender Steve Baker, who  played with the New York Rangers between 1979 and 1983.

Baker was a standout at Union College coached by legendary Ned Harkness.  He was drafted by the Rangers with the 44th pick overall in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. Read more

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From Smithers B.C. to NHL All Star and Flyers Stanley Cup Champion

Episode 57 of the PHA Podcast features the man who has been a Philadelphia Flyer since day one: Joe Watson —- who delivers over an hour of amazing and humorous hockey stories about his remarkable 14-year NHL career with the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Rockies.

A two-time NHL All Star and a member of the ... Read more

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Remembering 22-year NHL and five time All Star Dean Prentice

Welcome to episode 56 of the pro hockey alumni podcast — a special edition of the show in which we’ll look back at the life and career of 22-year NHL veteran Dean Prentice, who passed away on Nov. 3rd, 2019. 

Between 1952-53 and 1973-74, Dean Prentice played in 1,378 regular season National Hockey League games with the New York R... Read more

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Episode 55 of the PHA Podcast features part 2 of our two-part discussion with Gary"Suitcase" Smith, one of the NHL’s premier goaltenders — and most fascinating characters — of the 1960s and 1970s.

In the episode, Gary gives us amazing and humorous insights into the second half of his career with eye-opening tales from his days with the Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Sta... Read more

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The inside scoop on the 1960s Toronto Maple Leafs and the California Seals from one hockey's most colorful characters.

Episode 54 of the PHA podcast features part one of our two-part discussion with Gary"Suitcase" Smith, one of the NHL’s premier goaltenders  — and most fascinating characters — of the 1960s and 1970s.

In the episode, Gary gives us amazing and humorous insights ... Read more

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Brett Hull, Steve Yzerman, Zdeno Charo, Patrice Bergeron and Nicklas Lidstrom are among his HOF teammates 

Episode 53 of the the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast has a Boston Bruins focus.

First we’ll talk with Mark Mowers — a 7-year NHL forward with Nashville, Detroit, Boston and Anaheim — about his playing career and his current role as a scout for the Minnesota Wild.

Before embarking on... Read more

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Terry Ruskowski and Morris Lukowich Remember Teammate and Friend Larry Hale

Episode 52 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast is a tribute to former Philadelphia Flyers and Houston Aeros defenseman Larry “Stoney” Hale, who passed away of natural causes in his native British Columbia on Sept. 27, 2019 at the age of 77.

Hale was born October 9, 1941 in Summerland, British Columbia. After a long st... Read more

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Bruce Landon an original New England Whalers G and AHL Hall of Famer

Episode 51 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast features Bruce "Batesy" Landon, a solid WHA goaltender with the New England Whalers, a Springfield hockey icon and one of the most respected men in hockey.

Following a successful junior career with the Ontario Hockey League’s Peterborough Petes, Bruce was selected in the... Read more

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With Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe and Gerry Cheevers, Team Canada 1974 was a team Canadians and WHA fans could be proud of.

Welcome to Episode 50 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast.

This is a Topic Episode featuring many of our previous guests.

First, we’’ll celebrate the 45th anniversary of “The Forgotten Summit” — the 8-game 1974 Summit Series battle between the best of Team Canada (i.e. Team WHA) and th... Read more

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Dan Quinn Was a Highly Skilled Offensive Star for 14 NHL Seasons.

Episode 49 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast features 14-year NHL veteran and celebrity golf legend Dan Quinn.

Dan was drafted 13th overall by the Calgary Flames in 1983 and he made his debut with Calgary halfway through the next season, scoring 52 points in 54 games and adding 8 more points in eight post season games.

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Jim "Seaweed" Pettie was a colorful and rambunctious goalie for the Boston Bruins

In episode 48,  we remember the life and career of the fun-loving Boston Bruins Goaltender Jim Seaweed Pettie, who passed away on August 31, 2019 at the age of 65.

A 9th round draft pick by the Bruins in 1973, Seaweed played in 118 games with the IHL Dayton Gems between the 1973-74 and 1975-76 seasons.

During t... Read more

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Hockey Fight Stories Part 1 -- Jerry Rollins, Joe Noris and John Van Boxmeer

We’ll play three periods in this episode

First, we’ll start with our "Classic Stories" Series — Tonight is part 1 of Hockey Fights.

Three of our guests from previous shows:  Jerry Rollins, Joe Noris and John Van Boxmeer share their old time hockey fight tales.

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Our guest today is 1981 Masterton Trophy winner Blake Dunlop, an 11-year NHL pro with the North Stars, Flyers, Blues and Red Wings.

As a junior in 1972-73, Blake led the Ontario Hockey Association in scoring with 159 points in 62 games.  He was the first pick of the Minnesota North Stars in the 1973 NHL draft.

After four up-and-down seasons with Minnesota, Blake career took a turn for the better in... Read more

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Episode 45 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast is a tribute to 7-year NHL pro Mike Christie, who passed away on July 11, 2019.

Born in Big Spring, Texas, and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Mike was the first native Texan to play in the NHL although it was strictly a technicality as his father was a Canadian citizen working for an American oil company and Mike grew up in Canada.

Before turning pro , Mike ... Read more

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July 31, 2019 64 min

A two-time NHL All Star and WHA Champion with the Winnipeg Jets

Episode 44 of the PHA podcast is Part 2 of our discussion with Morris Lukowich. 

Morris gives you inside access to behind the scenes stories from his early years in the WHA and his NHL days with Winnipeg, Boston and LA.  He delivers interesting stories about Mike Murphy, Pat Quinn, Ray... Read more

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A prolific storyteller, who fought the likes of Battleship Bob Kelly and Dave "Killer" Hanson.

Our guest on episode 43 of the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast is Mike Boland, an original member of the WHA Ottawa Nationals, a Calder Cup winner with the Springfield Kings, briefly a Broad St. Bully and, ultimately, one of Canada’s premier cinematographers.

Mike is humorous and personable and... Read more

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Morris Lukowich scored over 40 goals four times in his big league career.

This is Part 1 of our two part series with WHA and NHL All Star Morris Lukowich, who scored over 300 major league goals by combining great skating,  hard shooting and a willingness to absorb punishment in front of the net.

After a brilliant junior career with the Medicine Hat Tigers, Morris was drafted by the NHL Pittsburgh P... Read more

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Rick Middleton, Ed Giacomin and Johnny Bower are just a few of the NHL greats who played for the AHL Providence Reds

In Episode 41 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast, we discuss, the rich tradition of professional hockey in Rhode Island as we prepare for the 19th annual Rhode Island Reds Reunion on August 4, 2019

More than two dozen former Providence Reds and other hockey luminaries are expected to attend th... Read more

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