April 8

Posted: April 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

Again, no signed cards to post for todays birthdays.

Tough and fast, local legend Fred Speck dies

Freddie Speck, captain of the Hamilton Red Wings, in a March 1, 1968 photo.Former Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks forward Fred Speck passed away Feb 10 2011 . Speck was a junior star with the Hamilton Red Wings from 1963 through 1968. Speck would briefly play with Detroit and Vancouver, totalling 28 games played with 1 goal and 2 assists. He also played in 123 games in the WHA with Minnesota, Los Angeles and Michigan.
I remember watching him and the rest of  the Hamilton Red Wings when I was a kid. Pit Martin, Paul Henderson, Bob Wall, Lowell MacDonald. Pretty good team, pretty good hockey. Then watching him again in the 70’s with the Brantford Alexanders as I was living in Brantford then.

His 72/73 OPC rookie (and only) card signed in blue ink.

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