This is Bobby Sheehan. Man he could scoot. Sheehan debuted with the Habs (despite being born in Bruin country. Same thing with Larry Pleau) but established himself as a California Golden Seal before cashing in with the WHA. He might have been faster than Yvan Cournoyer and the Roadrunner was a blur.
Sheehan has a connection to this year’s NHL draft. Possible first round pick Charlie Coyle is Sheehan’s cousin, as is Tony Amonte. It always amazes me that so many NHL players have ties to the past; part of it might be that these kids grow up in a hockey mad environment and get an early start. Either way, I’m looking forward to seeing Coyle’s foot speed.
Here are some other related notes:
- Ottawa 67′s LW Dalton Smith: His Dad was Derrick Smith, who played several seasons with the Flyers.
- Oshawa Generals RW Christian Thomas: His Dad is former NHLer Steve Thomas
- US National Team defender Jarred Tinordi, son of the infamous Mark Tinordi.
- Sault Ste. Marie defenseman Brock Beukeboom is the son of former Oiler Jeff Beukeboom.
More bloodlines are contained in this item from (ahem) Fox News.