The Hockomock YMCA hosted their 7th Annual Legends Golf Classic at TPC Boston yesterday (October 11, 2016). They had legends from the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins joining guests on the course to have a great day. Proceeds from this event support the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Integration Initiative which allows children with special needs to participate alongside their typically developing peers, rather than separated from them. www.hockymca.org
The photo is of Bruins legends: Tom Songin and Rick Middleton (photo credit: Pure Style Photography)
Matti Hagman, the first player born and trained in Finland to appear in the NHL, has died. He was 61.
The IIHF reported that Hagman died at a hospital in Espoo, Finland.
Hagman, a center, was selected in the sixth round (No. 104) of the 1975 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins. He played 237 NHL games for the Bruins and Edmonton Oilers, finishing with 145 points (56 goals, 89 assists), and had seven points (five goals, two assists) in 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
He also played more than 400 games in SM-Liiga, Finland's top pro league, and helped HIFK win the national championship in 1983. He played for Finland in four World Championships, three Canada Cup tournaments and the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics.
After his playing career ended, Hagman coached a number of teams in Finland. He was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.
His son, Niklas Hagman, played in 770 NHL games from 2001-12 with the Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks.