Special Sub-Topic: The NHL 500-Goal Club
|I played my entire career with the Buffalo Sabres, scoring 512 goals between 1970 and 1987. Can you name me?|
Gilbert Perreault. Gil Perreault centered the famed "French Connection Line" for the Sabres. His linemates were Rick Martin (384 goals) and Rene Robert (283 goals). Dave Andreychuk played in the NHL from 1982 to 2006, scoring 640 goals.
|Which one of these Montreal Canadiens stars did not reach the 500-goal plateau?|
Yvan Cournoyer. Yvan Cournoyer scored 428 goals in a career which lasted from 1963 to 1979. Jean Beliveau had 507 goals, Maurice Richard scored 544 times, and Guy Lafleur scored 560 goals, 518 of them with Les Habitants.
|During the 1996-97 season, I became the first American-born player to reach the 500-goal plateau. Who am I?|
Joey Mullen. Joey Mullen, born in New York City, scored 502 goals in a career which lasted from 1979 to 1997. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000. Brian Mullen, Joey's brother, scored 260 goals. Mike Modano reached the 500-goal plateau in 2007, and Jeremy Roenick scored his 500th goal in the 2007-08 season.
|My name is Gordie Howe, and I scored 801 goals in my NHL career. Where was I born?|
Saskatchewan. Gordie Howe was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, in 1928. "Mr. Hockey" had a fabulous career with the Detroit Red Wings. He also scored 174 goals in the WHA. Howe was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.
|I scored 610 goals during my NHL career. In March 1966, I became the first player ever to score more than 50 goals in a single season. Can you identify me?|
Bobby Hull. Bobby Hull was known as the "Golden Jet". He scored his 51st goal for the Chicago Black Hawks in a game against the New York Rangers, breaking a mark set by Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion. Bobby Hull also tallied 303 times in the WHA. Stan Mikita, Hull's teammate, scored 541 career goals, and Frank Mahovlich notched 533 NHL goals. Norm Ullman scored 490 goals in the NHL.
|Hello, my name is Phil Esposito. I scored 717 goals during my career, many of them with the Boston Bruins. However, which team did I begin my NHL career with?|
Chicago Black Hawks. Phil Esposito played with the Black Hawks from 1963 to 1967, scoring 74 goals. He became a superstar during his years with the Bruins. Esposito ended his career with the New York Rangers. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984.
|My name is Johnny Bucyk, and I scored 556 NHL goals. I began my career with the Red Wings but was traded to the Bruins in 1957 for which future Hall of Fame goalie?|
Terry Sawchuk. Johnny Bucyk scored 545 goals with the Bruins in a career which lasted until 1978. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. Terry Sawchuck had three separate stints with the Red Wings and only played with the Bruins for two seasons.
|I played my entire NHL career with the New York Islanders, scoring 573 goals between 1977 and 1987. Can you identify me?|
Mike Bossy. Mike Bossy was an outstanding sniper for the Islanders, helping them to win four consecutive Stanley Cup titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. Bryan Trottier scored 524 goals, Clark Gillies had 319 tallies, and Denis Potvin scored 310 goals.
|I scored 694 goals in a Hall of Fame career which lasted from 1979 to 2004. In 1994, I captained the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup title in 54 years. Who am I?|
Mark Messier. Mark Messier played with the Oilers, Rangers and Canucks. He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. Jari Kurri scored 601 goals, Glenn Anderson notched 498 goals, and Paul Coffey scored 396 times.
|I played my entire career, 1984 to 2006, with the Pittsburgh Penguins. I scored 690 goals and tallied 1723 points. Please name me.|
Mario Lemieux. Mario Lemieux was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. Born in Montreal, he was drafted by the Penguins and led his team to two Stanley Cup titles. Lemieux survived Hodgkin's lymphoma to continue his amazing career. Mike Gartner scored 708 goals, Dino Ciccarelli had 610 tallies, and Wayne Gretzky scored 894 goals.
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