The alumni game is set to take place on Dec. 31 at Detroit’s Comerica Park.
In addition to Williams, Toronto added two other notorious tough guys to its lineup in Tie Domi (who’d previously hinted at playing) and Brad May. Between the three of them, Domi, May and Williams accumulated nearly 10,000 penalty minutes during their careers, appearing in just over 3000 combined regular season games.
Williams spent the first six seasons of his career in Toronto (1974-80) which included a 30-goal, 53-point campaign in 1979-80. Domi spent his final 10 seasons wearing the Blue and White — scoring a career-high 15 goals in 2002-03 — while May played for the Leafs during the 2008-09 season.
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Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley seems pretty chill about healthy-scratching Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Lance Bouma. That goes for Monahan and Gaudreau in particular, noting that they’re “great kids.”
Besides … it’s not like they robbed a bank. (NHL.com)
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).