Hockey legend Brad Park recently was the keynote speaker for this year’s Dresden Sports Hall of Fame ceremony that happened on Saturday, April 1st at Lambton-Kent Composite School in Ontario, Canada. During his speech, he was able to share memories of his experiences playing in the NHL, as well as what it was like to have so many major surgeries on his body to repair the damages from the harsh sport. However, he was also able to discuss many of his pleasant memories with the audience and tell them about the many times he had to overcome obstacles, but his passion for the sport is what kept him going for as long as he did.
The Toronto, Canada native started playing hockey in his youth, and eventually, he was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1966 NHL Draft as the second overall pick. He spent the first few years of his career proving to the team that his ability as a defenseman was top notch and was even made the alternate captain of the team. In 1975, Park went to play for the Boston Bruins for eight more seasons before finally winding up the last two years of his career with the Detroit Red Wings. The athlete retired from the rink in 1985 and was even ranked as No. 49 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
Park recently spoke in Toronto at the Dresden Sports Hall of Fame ceremony that took place at the start of this month. It was a very special event for everyone, and many enjoyed hearing the former hockey player speak.
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