Grant Mulvey Chicago Blackhawks (Picture Courtesy of Chicagoblackhawks.com)

Throwback Thursday-Grant Mulvey

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Grant Mulvey was a first round selection, 16th pick overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1974, and he made an impression right away becoming one of the youngest players to ever score an NHL goal at the age of 18 in his first season with the Blackhawks.

Mulvey played in 586 games in the NHL with all but the last twelve being in Chicago.  Mulvey career was injury prone, but he was a scorer with a career high goal total of 39 in the 1979-1980 season.  His last very good season was in 1982 when he played 73 games with the Hawks scoring 30 times while picking up 19 assists.

It was in 1982 that Mulvey would have a night for the record books.  On February 3, 1982 against the St. Louis Blues in Chicago Stadium Mulvey accomplished something that not even Blackhawks legends Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita or Denis Savard were able to accomplish.  In a 9-5 Blackhawks victory Mulvey scored 5 goals against the Blues and picked up 2 assists for a 7 point night. Many Hawks have scored 4 goals in a game, but Mulvey is the only Hawk with a 5 goal night.

Mulvey ended his career with a 12 game stint with the New Jersey Devils and his career totals were 149 goals and 135 assists. He would have a short coaching stint with the Chicago Wolves in the mid-90’s but went into private business after the short stop coaching.

I couldn’t find video of Mulvey’s 5 goal game, but here is a good fight video with some great vintage Canuck uniforms.

 

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