Nick Libett

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Nick Libett
Born (1945-12-09) December 9, 1945 (age 68)
Stratford, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1973–1982

Lynn Nicholas Libett (born December 9, 1945) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He played 12 years in the National Hockey League as a left winger for the Detroit Red Wings (1967-79) and Pittsburgh Penguins (1979-1981). In 982 career games, he scored 504 points, and was captain of the Red Wings.

Libett was born in Stratford, Ontario, in 1945.[1] Before advancing to the NHL, Libett played junior hockey with the Hamilton Red Wings from 1962 to 1966, and began his professional hockey career with the Memphis Wings (1965-67) and Forth Worth Wings (1967-68).[1]

Libett made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1967-68 season. He was a starter at left wing for Detroit for 11 consecutive seasons from 1968-69 through the 1978-79 season. He led the NHL in games played four times, scored at least 20 goals six times, averaged over 50 points a season from 1971 to 1975, represented Detroit in the 1977 NHL All-Star Game, and finished seventh in the voting for the Frank J. Selke Trophy during the 1978-79 season.[1] He played in the playoffs only twice in his twelve seasons with the Red Wings.

On August 3, 1979, Libett was traded by the Red Wings to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Pete Mahovlich. He played two season with the Penguins, retiring after the 1980-81 season at age 35.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nick Libett NHL Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Alex Delvecchio
Detroit Red Wings captain
1973
Succeeded by
Red Berenson
Preceded by
Dennis Hextall
Detroit Red Wings captain
1979
with Paul Woods
Succeeded by
Dale McCourt