Tribute to the Honourable Francis William Mahovlich

Honourable senators, since Frank misses his brother all the time, he calls me “The Little M,” and he has my back.

The record must show, with regard to The Big M, that statistics do matter. For the public record and the parliamentary record forever, here are some of Frank’s achievements: Calder Memorial Trophy winner 1958; played in all-star games from 1959 to 1974; selected to the NHL first all-star team in 1961, 1963 and 1973 and to the second all-star team in 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969 and 1970; Stanley Cup champion in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1967 — those were great years — 1971 and 1973; inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981; and inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

Ironically, in 1998 he was ranked number 27 in the Hockey News list of the 100 great hockey players of the world. In regular season he had 533 goals and 570 assists, and over 100 points in playoffs.

Number 27, thanks for the memories.