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Bryan Hextall
Bryan Hextall
Center
Number: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Born: May 23, 1941
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Atlanta for Dave Kryskow on June 5, 1975.
Bryan Hextall, Jr. first put blades to ice, not on a frozen Manitoba pond, but on the surface of Madison Square Gardens in New York. His father, Bryan Hextall, Sr., was near the end of his glorious career with the Rangers. It was not until his father had retired and coached the St. Bonface Canadiens to a Memorial Cup victory that young Bryan realized the magnitude of his father's hockey talent. From then on, the second generation of Hextalls were mobilized and aimed at the NHL.

Hextall played his junior hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings, where he developed a blend of toughness and scoring ability, not unlike that of his father's. A season with the Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers lead to a 21-game run with the New York Rangers in 1962. He found himself standing on the blueline, where his father had stood a generation before, looking across at Beliveau, Harvey, Plante and the Richards.

But Hextall was judged to be in over his head. So he was dispatched to the minors for a seven-year test to determine just how hungry he was to make it back to the NHL. Hextall had a big appetite.

In 1969, the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Hextall and set him loose on the NHL for five seasons. He soon established himself as a fighter who could pot a respectable share of goals in between bouts.

In 1974, he was placed on waivers -- a move that precipitated brief stints with Atlanta, Detroit and Minnesota before he retired from the NHL in 1976.

Hextall stayed on with the North Stars as a scout for one season before returning home to Manitoba.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59