Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gene Achtymichuk Played on Some Famous NHL lines

Keeping on a New York Rovers/Long Island Ducks/Commack Arena theme today, not to mention the "inventing the slapshot" theme, here is a new blog by Joe Pelletier on his GreatestHockeyLegends.com blog about Eastern Hockey League great Gene Achtymichuk. Apparently in his NHL trials, Achtymichuk replaced injured Jean Beliveau in Montreal (on a line with slapshot inventor "Boom Boom" Geoffrion), and played on a line with Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio in Detroit. Achtymichuk had at least 30 goals and 80 assists in each of his first four years with the Knoxville Knights and Long Island Ducks.

I had a good laugh at myself the day last year when I realized that Achtymichuk and Don Atamanchuk were actually two different Ducks players.

Gene Achtymichuk stats at hockeydb.com: http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=11142
Don Atamanchuk's stats at hockeydb.com: http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=11549

Gene Actymichuk at LegendsOfHockey.net: http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=11807

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