September 13, 2013

Glen Skov Passes Away

Sad news to pass along today. On the Society For International Hockey Research Bob Duff passed this along -
Former NHLer Glen Skov, younger brother of ex-NHL referee Art Skov and a three-time Stanley Cup winner with Detroit, died Tuesday in Palm Harbour, Fla. He was 82.
Glen Skov played 10 seasons in the NHL with Detroit, Chicago and briefly with Montreal. Along with Marty Pavelich and Tony Leswick, he led a terrific trio that specialized in checking opposing scorers and contributed greatly to the rise of the Detroit Red Wings dynasty in the early 1950s. While his line was in charge of smothering the likes of Rocket Richard and Jean Beliveau, they did chip in with some timely goals. Their yeoman work allowed Skov to share in three Stanley Cups.

Skov was later traded to Chicago as part of the NHL effort to save the crumbling Black Hawks organization. The NHL at that time should have stood for Norris Hockey League, as the Norris family had their hands deeply in the pockets of 3 of the 6 teams. Skov was sent to bolster a sad sack team.

Here's the full Glen Skov biography.

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