"Before the series began, we were advised that their calibre of hockey would not be as high as ours. Boy - were we in for a shock."

Vic Hadfield



Team Rosters: Canada
     


Position: LW
Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Born:
10/4/1944
Oakville, Ontario

Club 1972:
NY Rangers

Vic Hadfield
Team Canada # 11

An experienced NHLer, Vic Hadfield established himself as a prominent professional forward while playing on the famous GAG (goal-a-game) line with the New York Rangers in the 1960ís. Being a tough physical player, he managed to achieve a sound scoring success with his classy teammates, Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert. For 9 or 10 years, the GAG line fascinated the NHL fans with their fast paced and skilled team work.

Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 1002 323 389 712 1154
NHL Playoffs 74 27 21 48 117

CAREER HIGHLIGTS:

  • Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1961-1977
  • Professional hockey clubs that Vic Hadfield played in: NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins

PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT

Vic Hadfield played only in two games of the series and earned a disappointing "minus 3" for his performance. The GAG line wasn't quite able to reach the level of their pre-series expectations. When the series was in Moscow, Hadfield, Perreault, Martin and Guevremont left Team Canada to rejoin their NHL teams. In his book, Harry Sinden referred to the four players as deserters.

1972 Summit Overall Statistics
GP G A P PIM SOG SAG +/-
2 0 0 0 0 2 4 -3
 
 


Game-by-Game Performance: Scoring

Summit 1972: Scoring
Game   Period Time Scoring Notes
- Game Summaries -
 
 


Game-by-Game Performance: Penalty History

Summit 1972: Penalty
Game   Period Time Description
- Game Summaries -