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Dennis Hextall
Dennis Hextall
Center
Number: 22
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175
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Born: Apr 17, 1943
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Hometown: Poplar Point, Manitoba
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Minnesota for Bill Hogaboam and Los Angeles' second-round choice in 1976 draft on February 27, 1976.
Dennis Hextall, son of Rangers' great Bryan Hextall, Sr., had a steadfast dedication to hockey from the moment he saw ice and strapped on the blades. By age 16, he'd drive all the way to Portage La Prairie just to get enough kids together for a game.

But being small, Hextall held no hopes of making it to the NHL. He played his junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings until he jumped at an offer to attend the University of North Dakota. There he played hockey and studied pre-dentistry -- an ironic choice for a fighting man!

As Hextall skated through the Dakotas, though, his game kept improving while so many other players leveled off in their progress. He completed his degree, declined an scholarship for a Master degree and jumped for the pro ranks with Knoxville, Omaha and Buffalo.

In 1968, Hextall caught a brief stint with the New York Rangers before being sent to the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL. From there he embarked on a familiar pattern of being traded to the NHL's cellar dwellers. First it was off to the Los Angeles Kings. Then, he joined the California Seals where his trademark balance between scoring and abrasive play emerged.

In 1972, Hextall was traded to the Minnesota North Stars where he reached the peak of his productivity, scoring 284 points in 295 games. But just as the North Stars were approaching respectability, he was again traded to the struggling Red Wings and then on to the hapless Washington Capitals to round out his career in 1979.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89