38314Re: [hockhist] youngest players in NHL
- Mar 1, 2003I've never been a fan of Total Hockey because of all the mistakes made
In some of my older Hockey Registers put out by Sporting news, the
birth dates are as follows:
Tom Williams 2-7-51
Dave Kryskow 12-25-1951
Dave Hrechkosy 11-1-1951
--- "bchaikin1 <bchaikin@...>" <bchaikin@...>
> going thru total hockey (1998 ed) i noticed the vast majority of
> players who made NHL debuts at age 17 or younger occurred during WWII
> (understandably). but a few other players, based on their birthdates
> listed in total hockey, also made very early debuts....
> total hockey lists tom c. williams of the 71-72 new york rangers as
> having a b-day of 2-7-1957, which would mean he would have been all
> of 14 years old when he made his nhl debut. anyone know if this is
> true (or if it's a total hockey incorrect b-day date)? if so was this
> a big deal at the time that a 14 year old was playing in the nhl?...
> also dave kryskow made his nhl debut for the 72-73 chicago
> blackhawks. his total hockey b-day is listed as 12-25-1957, which
> would mean he was 15 years old at the time. anyone know if this is
> true and again if it was a big deal at the time?...
> plus dave hrechkosy of the 73-74 california golden seals (b-day lised
> as 11-01-1957) and chris speyer of the 23-24 toonto st.patricks (b-
> day listed as 2-6-1907) would have both been 16 years old. true?...
> thanks for any help...
> bob chaikin
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