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Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson (born 1943) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. A left winger, he played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Flames and 5 in the World Hockey Association for the Toronto Toros and Birmingham Bulls. He played over 1,000 games, scoring 376 goals and 758 points. He is best known for leading Team Canada to victory at the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union. Played at the height of the Cold War, the series was viewed as a battle for both hockey and cultural supremacy. Henderson scored the game-winning goal in the sixth, seventh and eighth games, the last of which was voted the "sports moment of the century" by The Canadian Press. Henderson played in two NHL All-Star Games and has twice been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (individually and as a member of the 1972 national team). He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2013. A born-again Christian, Henderson became a minister and motivational speaker after his playing career, and has co-written three books. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012. (Full article...)

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