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Backstrom savors memory of scoring his first NHL goals 62 years ago | Colorado Eagles

Happy 1st NHL Goal Anniversary to our founder, Ralph Backstrom!

From there, Ralph would go on to win the 1959 Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year, along with 6 Stanley Cups as a part of the Montreal Canadians.

Backstrom savors memory of scoring his first NHL goals 62 years ago | Colorado Eagles

Ralph Backstrom was still wet behind the ears, his palms damp in his leather gloves, but the awestruck Montreal Canadiens rookie center understood the sense of occasion. With a dash to the Montreal Forum net, he retrieved six priceless ounces of vulcanized rubber, the puck a personal milestone he st…

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