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John Pie McKenzie

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Hockey Player

Phone: (617) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Massachusetts , United States
Boston Bruins
100 Legends Way
Boston , Massachusetts 02114
United States

Company Description: The Boston Bruins are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the National Hockey League and many of the League's most legendary players have worn a...   more

Employment History

  • Ice Hockey Player
    Minor League
  • Greatest Hockey
  • The World Hockey Association

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Stoneham Personal Injury Lawyer :: Stoneham, Massachusetts :: Middlesex County, Massachusetts Accident Attorney, 25 April 2012 [cached]
They include Killer Kowalski (a famous wrestler), Johnny McKenzie (a hockey player for the Boston Bruins) and perhaps most famous of all, Nancy Kerrigan, two time Olympic figure skating medalist.
John "Pie" McKenzie is a former ... [cached]
John "Pie" McKenzie is a former NHL player who spent seven of his twenty-one professional seasons as a member of the Boston Bruins. While playing for the team, he won two Stanley Cups, one in 1970 and the other in 1972. As a player McKenzie was known for being a pesky and relentless player, and amassed 471 points over 691 career games and was an All-Star twice. McKenzie currently resides in Stoneham where he works for UMass Lowell as liaison for hockey development.
John "Pie" McKenzie | Newer ..., 14 July 2013 [cached]
John "Pie" McKenzie | Newer Post Greatest Hockey John "Pie" McKenzie skip to main | skip to sidebar Greatest Hockey
John "Pie" McKenzie
But don't forget John "Pie" McKenzie, the diminutive pest who was a real leader and fan favorite on that team. He was so popular that Boston fans bought 100s of bumper stickers that said "No matter how you slice it, Pie is the greatest."
Bostonians loved his courageous physical presence and dogged defensive attention. General Manager Milt Schmidt best summed up McKenzie as the Bruins' "mood-setter."
McKenzie described his approach to hockey to writer Andy O'Brien once.
McKenzie was a tough customer, as you might expect a true cowboy-on-skates from High River, Alberta to be. McKenzie loved two sports in life and excelled at them both - hockey and rodeo. He could rope a calf with the best of them at the annual Calgary Stampede, but it was hockey where this cowboy would leave his mark.
It did not come quickly for the man known as Pie, a reference to his facial similarities to a cartoon character named Pie Face. He bounced around the NHL with Chicago, New York and Detroit along with several stops in the minor leagues before catching on in Boston in 1966.
McKenzie also saw second unit power play time in Boston, allowing him to become a regular 20+ goal scoring threat.
In his best season the 5'9", 180-pounder netted 31 goals and recorded 77 points in 1970-71, despite missing 13 games due to a shoulder separation that required an operation. That wasn't the worst injury McKenzie had in his playing career. He had to have his spleen removed in 1963, and in 1971 he actually was playing with a cracked skull before doctors clued in and forced him off the ice. McKenzie was a nice piece of the Bruins' championship puzzle in both 1970 and 1972, but he would leave the team shortly after the second Stanley Cup celebration. The Bruins left him unprotected in the next season's expansion draft. Although he was somehow not selected, he felt very slighted by the Bruins' move and jumped at a $300,000 contract offer from the Worl Hockey Association. He would join the Philadelphia Blazers where he was hired to play and coachup for the second time in 1972 before moving on to the World Hockey Association where he was hired to play and coach the Philadelphia Blazers, where he was reunited with Bruins' teammate Derek Sanderson. After Philadelphia, McKenzie had stints in Vancouver, Minnesota and Cincinnati before settling for his final three seasons with the New England Whalers where the familiar hero was treated like a legend. In the end, his No. 19 was retired. In 691 career NHL games, McKenzie scored 206 goals and added 268 assists for 474 points. In 477 WHA games, he netted 163 markers and contributed 250 helpers for 413 points.
McKenzie has always stayed in the Boston area since retiring. He first worked as a building supply salesman, helped to found a bank and for a long time sold BMWs. In 2007 McKenzie returned to the game of hockey in the most unlikely of locations. He volunteers as the head coach for the newly created college hockey team at Berklee College of Music. He also has worked as the liaison of hockey development for University of Massachusetts Lowell. Posted byJoe Pelletier at12:43 am
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Board of Directors, 2 Mar 2005 [cached]
John McKenzie Minor League Asst. Commissioner
Why Everybody Loves Famous Ice Hockey ..., 6 Dec 2009 [cached]
Why Everybody Loves Famous Ice Hockey Quotes By : Johnny McKenzie
Ice Hockey Fights Will Always Bring Fans to the NHL Games By : Johnny McKenzie
Why There Are Slow and Fast Ices in Hockey By : Johnny McKenzie Depending on how into ice hockey you are you might or might not have heard the terms "slow ice" and "fast ice".
What you know for sure though is that the game of ice hockey is being played with a puck and what the terms refer to is the pucks ability to move on the ice. Zamboni Creates Magic at Hockey Games to the Disappointment of Parents By : Johnny McKenzie
Ice Hockey History and the NHL By : Johnny McKenzie
By : Johnny McKenzie
A Day in the Life of a Minor League Ice Hockey Player By : Johnny McKenzie When you do a fast count in your head you soon realize that there are a huge number of guys playing junior hockey in Canada. You also soon realize that very few of these ice hockey players actually will make it to the National Hockey League. 3 Tips That Will Help You Score More Goals in Ice Hockey - Part Two By : Johnny McKenzie
3 Tips That Will Help You Score More Goals in Ice Hockey - Part One By : Johnny McKenzie
Useful Tips About Ice Hockey Equipment - Part Two By : Johnny McKenzie
Useful Tips About Ice Hockey Equipment - Part One By : Johnny McKenzie
Why I Wear An Authentic Ravens Jersey On Monday Nights By : Johnny McKenzie Now I am going to tell you why I wear an authentic Ravens jersey when it's Monday Night Football. I Look Like a Real Player in an Authentic Ice Hockey Jersey By : Johnny McKenzie
Good Customized Ice Hockey Jerseys For NHL Fans By : Johnny McKenzie All of you that are crazy about the NHL and ice hockey listen up for a while. You know there are some NHL authentic hockey jerseys out there that you'd love to own in real life, but if you had to, you'd settle for some cheap NHL replica hockey jerseys that are detailed enough to be taken for a real one. Ice Hockey Apparel Is the Way To Go In Today's NHL By : Johnny McKenzie
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Jerseys Are Available From All His Former Teams By : Johnny McKenzie
Show That You Are A Hockey Fan With Your New NHL Jersey By : Johnny McKenzie
Prepare For Hockey Season With NHL Jerseys By : Johnny McKenzie
NHL Hockey Jerseys For You And Your Hockey Loving Friends By : Johnny McKenzie
The NHL Lockout Was An Odd Year In Ice Hockey History By : Johnny McKenzie
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