Episode 21 of Mark Willand’s Pro Hockey Alumni podcast features Mike Corrigan, a 11-year NHL veteran with the LA Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Mike was both an original LA King and Vancouver Canuck, but it was in his second go-round with the Kings where he made his mark in the NHL.
A tough, versatile and gritty forward, Mike’s scored 37 goals with the Kings in 1972-73, playing on a line with Juha Widing and Bob Berry. He was key part of the 1974-75 Kings squad that garnered 105 points during the regular season.
Mike’s career ended with the Penguins in 1976-77 when he suffered a horrendous leg injury vs. the Sabres — but in hindsight even this story was hilarious.
A great storyteller, Mike is one of hockey’s good guys - a man who appreciates his place in hockey history and is well-liked by everyone. He loves the game and gives back far more than he ever received.
I’ve known Mike for quite some time and he never fails to put a smile on my face. I think you’ll be smiling too as you listen to the recollections rom Mike’s colorful career.
(Please note that Mike references some events he’ll be at in early 2019, one of which is The Springfield Thunderbirds’ “Blast from the Past night.” This night is on Jan 5th, not on January 11th as referenced in the podcast.).
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22-Apr-76Boston Bruins 3 @ Los Angeles Kings 4First Period
Penalties - BOS - Doak 4:03 ; LAK - Murphy 4:29 ; BOS - Forbes ( (maj)) 14:42 ; BOS - Park 14:42 ; LAK - Demarco ( (maj)) 14:42 ; LAK - Kozak 14:42 ;
1 - LAK : Williams 2 (EV) 0:21
2 - BOS : Schmautz 2 (Sheppard, Cashman) (EV) 1:00
3 - BOS : Edestrand 1 (Park, Sheppard) (EV) 16:14
4 - BOS : Sheppard 3 (Schmautz, Cashman) (EV) 19:45
Penalties - BOS - Milbury 8:49 ;
5 - LAK : Corrigan 1 (Dionne, Hutchison) (EV) 10:50
6 - LAK : Corrigan 2 (Murphy) (EV) 17:48
Penalties - LAK - Wilson 6:11 ; BOS - Ratelle 7:49 ;
7 - LAK : Goring 2 (Nevin, Murdoch) (EV) 18:28
Penalties - LAK - Komadoski 6:06 ;
Boston Bruins : 0 of 0
Los Angeles Kings : 0 of 0
Cheevers (BOS) (L) 32 saves on 36 shots - 78:00 mins
Vachon (LAK) (W) 24 saves on 27 shots - 78:00 mins
Attendance - 16,005