One of the neat stories of the 2010-11 season was the arrival of Blake "Boomer" Geoffrion as the NHL's first 4th general NHL player.
Geoffrion's is the great grandson of none other than Howie Morenz, and the grandson of Boom Boom Geoffrion, both Hockey Hall of Famers. His father Danny Geoffrion also played in the NHL.
But might Geoffrion one day faceoff against another 4th generation NHLer?
On Friday the Phoenix Coyotes signed 2008 6th round draft pick Brett Hextall to an entry level contract.
Brett, who is giving up his last year of college at the University of North Dakota to turn pro, is the son of Flyers fiery goaltender Ron Hextall. Brett's great grandfather, Hall of Famer Bryan Hextall, and grandfather Bryan Hextall Jr., also enjoyed lengthy NHL careers. Great uncle Dennis Hextall is also counted in the hockey lineage.