Terry "Roscoe" Ruskowski played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Minnesota North Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL), and for the Houston Aeros and Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA).
Ruskowski's leadership on the ice was recognized with his tenure as captain of the Aeros, Blackhawks, Kings, and Penguins, the only player in major professional history to captain four clubs.
Ruskowski won two Avco Cup Championships in the WHA (1975 and 1979).
After his playing career, Ruskowski embarked on a successful minor league coaching career in a variety of leagues.
In this interview Terry discusses his toughest fighting foes, the WHA vs. the NHL, hockey legends like Gordie Howe, Mario Lemieux and Stan Mikita and he reveals the biggest regret of his pro career.
Host: Mark Willand
4/16/2019 10:31:01 am
Terry was not only one of the scrappiest players of all time, but he is a world class human being as well. I had the pleasure of knowing Terry in Houston, and he handled things incredibly well for a young player. It was a privilege to watch him play, and to get to know him.
8/30/2019 02:25:39 pm
I used to have hockey clinics in LA and Terry came out and skated one the clinics with out calling first. He jumped on the ice and did every drill the kids did.The drills were based on a lot of Russian drills and when it was over he was over the boards and gone. Whenever I was invited into the Kings dressing room as captain he would be the first one to greet us at the door. What a leader!!!
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