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Johnny Bucyk

Born:May 12, 1935Draft:Debuted with Red Wings in 1955
Hometown:Edmonton, AlbertaPosition:Left Wing
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

John Paul “Johnny” Bucyk (born May 12, 1935) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Having played most of his career with the Boston Bruins, he has been associated in one capacity or another with the Bruins’ organization since the late 1950s. Nicknamed “Chief“, Bucyk was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in 2017.

Johnny Bucyk, Boston Bruins
John Bucyk – all the offence Bruins needed.

Johnny Bucyk Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
June 10, 1957Detroit Red WingsCash ConsiderationsBoston BruinsTerry Sawchuk

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  • Two-time Lady Byng Trophy winner (1971, 1974)
  • Played in seven All-Star Games (1955, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971)
  • Bucyk’s jersey (#9) retired by Bruins in 1978