Dave Keon 1973 Goal Puck
Dave Keon scored 396 regular season NHL goals and this is one of the biscuits that he bulged the twin with during the 1972-73 season, at Maple Leaf Gardens. That particular game was played on January 6, 1973, as noted on the puck itself. The Leafs defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 that night and Keon notched one of his 37 on the season. That was the second highest goal total of Keon’s career and he also led the Leafs that season in goal scoring. These type pucks were collected by the NHL during games and had the details put on them to mark the date and player. Nice use on it as well just to add to this pucks allure.
Keon played for the Toronto Maple Leafs for 15 seasons before moving over to the WHA. After 6 seasons in the start up league, he came back to the NHL with the Hartford Whalers for 3 more NHL seasons and ended his career in 1982. Keon played in 1296 regular season games and added 92 more in the playoffs. Tallying 396 times and assisting on 590 more, Keon was an easy invite to the Hall Of Fame in 1986. Dave Keon also won four Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs in 1962, 1963, 1964 and the final one in 1967. He also became Captain of the Leafs in 1969, succeeding the great George Armstrong for that moniker.