has joined the Scotiabank® Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer team!
For Canadians of a certain vintage, “Henderson scores for Canada” still elicits goosebumps. During the Summit Series, an 8-game tournament that saw Canada’s best face the best from the Soviet Union for the first time, Paul Henderson not only scored the series-winning goal late in Game 8, but it was his third game-winning goal of the tournament! An NHL star, Paul played 13 seasons, split between the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Flames, and scored 236 goals and 477 points in 707 games. He joined the fledgling World Hockey Association and played five seasons with the Toronto Toros and Birmingham Bulls, collecting 140 goals and 283 points in 360 WHA games. Both his career successes and post-career triumphs are truly inspiring. In 1995, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame as an individual, and again with the 1972 Team Canada squad in 2005. He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Paul was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 and the Order of Ontario in 2014. In 2009, Paul was diagnosed with leukemia, but has responded well to experimental treatment as part of a clinical trial. He has written three books: ‘Shooting for Glory’ (1992), ‘How Hockey Explains Canada’ (2011) and ‘The Goal of My Life’ (2012).