Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Canada # 19
Paul Henderson became a household name in Canada after the Summit games in 1972. Prior to his historical goal in Game 8 and spectacular performance in the Summit, Henderson was just a “regular” NHL forward with several solid but unspectacular seasons in Detroit and Toronto. He was mostly recognized for his hard work and professional ethics in the NHL. His performance in the 1972 against the Russian brought him enormous popularity and recognition as a player who doesn’t score very often, but scores BIG. His goals in 1972 were the key goals. It was the Summit that made Henderson a legendary player overnight.
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- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1962-1980
- Professional hockey clubs that Paul Henderson played in: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Toros, Birmingham Bulls, Atlanta Flames
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
After the Series was over, Paul Henderson became a Canadian legend. Besides his greatest goal in hockey history in Game 8, he also scored game winning goals in Game 6 and 7 in Moscow. The author of the 'Goal heard around the world' played in all eight games and earned three Team Canada's MVPs (Game 3 in Winnipeg, Game 5 and Game 8 in Moscow) at the 1972 Summit.
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