Talk about going out with a bang.
Over at Hockey's Tough Guys, I have profiled Forbes Kennedy, a fly-weight who could play the game, but will forever be remembered for his one man donnybrook against the Boston Bruins in what proved to be his final NHL game.
In the 1969 playoffs Kennedy was one of the key combatants in what later became known as one of the greatest on-ice hockey riots in NHL history, sparked earlier by Pat Quinn's clocking Bobby Orr with a debatable hit. When all was said and done Kennedy had set NHL records for most penalties in a game (8), most minutes (38 - since bettered by Dave Schultz), most penalties in a period (6) and most penalty minutes in a period (34). He was also suspended for three games, reportedly for punching a referee en route to the locker room.
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