File this under the category of “Thing you’ll only see in Canada”…
Earlier today, on legendary NHLer Paul Henderson’s 76th birthday, the Canadian government officially passed a motion to petition a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame for Henderson.
Henderson, of course, is famous for his game winning goal in the 1972 Canada/USSR Summit Series, a goal that is historic not only in hockey history but in Canadian history, as well.
There have literally been books written on Henderson’s goal and its importance to hockey and, as a result, to Canadian history. But Henderson’s contributions to hockey don’t end there and it’s the full body of his work that has led to the petition by the Canadian government.
The native of Kincardine, Ontario had 236 goals and 477 points in 707 career NHL games and a further 140 goals and 283 points in 360 WHA (World Hockey Association) games.