Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: November 17th, 1955
NHL: California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons, Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals.
One of the more underrated goal scorers of the 70’s and 80’s, Dennis Maruk’s spanned over almost 900 games, spending the majority of his career with the Minnesota North Stars and the Washington Capitals.
After three consecutive seasons of 100+ points with the London Knights, Maruk continued to put the puck in the net during his NHL career, notching six 30 goal seasons, including hitting 50 in 1980-81, and an incredible 60 the year after.
As a Washington Capital, Maruk was instrumental in leading the team to their first playoff appearance during the 1982-82 campaign, and was the first 50 goal scorer in franchise history.