February 9th, 2010 by

Today in Boston Bruins’ history

On Feb. 9, 1971, Bruins’ right winger Ken Hodge recorded a club-record six assists in a 6-3 win over the New York Rangers, at the Boston Garden. Hodge would end up with 43-62-105 totals for the 1970-71 season, with a plus-71 rating and 113 penalty minutes.

Hodge was traded to Boston, by the  Chicago Blackhawks in a blockbuster deal, along with Phil Esposito and Fred Stanfield for Gilles Marotte, Pit Martin and Jack Norris on May 15, 1967. He was part of both Stanley Cup winning teams – 1970, ’72 – and played nine seasons with the B’s. Hodge was then traded to the New York Rangers  for Rick Middleton, May 26, 1976.

NHL First All-Star Team selections: (1971, 1974) and played in three NHL All-Star games (1971, 1973, 1974). Hodge had an NHL career 881 games played with a scoring line of 328-472-800 totals and 779 penalty minutes.

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