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41 Points At Age 51

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

One of the most remarkable records for longevity in sports is Gordie Howe still playing in the NHL at a 51-year-old in 1979-80 with the Hartford Whalers. Mr. Hockey put up 15-26-41 totals while playing in all 80 games.

Only four Canadiens had more than 41 points last season: Max Pacioretty (65), Eric Cole (61), David Desharnais (60) and Tomas Plekanec (52).

Former Canadien Chris Chelios ranks No. 2 on the NHL’s Golden Oldies list, retiring at age 48….

Sports Illustrated put together a fantastic photo gallery on its website of the All-Time NHL Oldest Players. Check it out by clicking here

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Primis's avatar

I don’t know who “Eric Cole” is.  Is he related to Canadiens winger Erik Cole?

Posted by Primis on 08/11/12 at 12:22 AM ET

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SI kinda messed up there, Tim Horton didn’t “finish” his NHL career in 73-74, he was killed in February 1974in a car accident.  His career (and life) were finished for him.

Posted by Marvin on 08/11/12 at 10:32 AM ET

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SI kinda messed up there, Tim Horton didn’t “finish” his NHL career in 73-74, he was killed in February 1974in a car accident.  His career (and life) were finished for him.

Posted by Marvin on 08/11/12 at 09:32 AM ET

I was a wee one back then and I was in the hospital for something when my Mom gave me a pack of hockey cards.  Tim Horton wearing some sort of blue, practice jersey I guess, in a non-action shot.  Died the next day.

Spot on post, too, Primus.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 08/11/12 at 02:11 PM ET

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