NOVEMBER 12: Youngest hockey player


AT SIXTEEN YEARS and eleven months old, Armand “Bep” Guidolin became the youngest player in National Hockey League history when he appeared in a game with the Boston Bruins on November 12, 1942. Many established NHL players had volunteered or been drafted to fight in World War II, creating an opportunity for the young left winger. Guidolin would play nine years for Boston, Detroit, and Chicago, scoring 107 goals with 171 assists in 519 games. He coached the Boston Bruins for two years in the early 1970s.

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