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DID YOU KNOW ? (first posted OCTOBER 2008)
Igor Larianov’s 2008 election to
the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto
made the “Russian Professor“ the
60th Red Wing to be enshrined in
Perhaps the most anonymous of
all those first five dozen Detroit
HoFamers is John Phillip “Jack” Walker.
DID YOU KNOW that Jack Walker
was the “Original Six” of the Red
Actually, Walker never was a Red
Wing. He skated for the Detroit
Cougars (who were later renamed
the Falcons then the Red Wings) during the team’s first two seasons in the
National Hockey League.
Walker was a left winger who played for the Cougars in 1926-27 at Border
Cities Arena (now Windsor Arena), then moved with the team into new Olympia
Stadium for the 1927-28 campaign. Those two years concluded an 18 season
major pro career for Walker, who had starred elsewhere.
Walker was Detroit’s “Original Six.” He was the first NHL player to wear sweater #6
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