In 1962 Chicago owner James Norris offered $1 million for him in a much-publicized incident. He was traded to Detroit 1968 and then Montréal 1971, where he set a new playoff scoring record that year (14 goals and 13 assists). He finished his career with Toronto Toros, later Birmingham Bulls, of the WHA, retiring in 1978. Known to fans as "the Big M," he scored 533 goals and 570 assists in 17 NHL seasons, adding 51 goals and 67 assists in playoffs. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. Mahovlich was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994. In June 1998, Prime Minister Jean CHRETIEN appointed him to the Senate, where he continues to specialize in the areas of sports, business and the environment.
Author JAMES MARSH
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...