1965-66 Topps Hockey EDDIE JOHNSTON #97, Boston Bruins

1965-66 Topps Hockey, EDDIE JOHNSTON #97, Boston Bruins

Condition: EXCELLENT to MINT, especially for being 40+ years old - good corners and edges, centering off very slightly, clean back, no stains or tears.

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Great card to add to your collection!!

Edward Joseph "Eddie" Johnston is a former player and coach in the National Hockey League who began his hockey career as a teenager in 1953 playing for the hometown Montreal Junior Royals of the Quebec Junior Hockey League. He also played for several other junior and minor league teams before joining up with the Spokane Comets of the WHL in 1961.

Johnston was always interested in becoming a coach and began looking for a position. He served as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1979-80 season compiling a 34-27-19 record. The following year, he became head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, holding that position until July 20, 1983. He had been appointed the general manager of the Pens in May 1983 and resigned to focus on that position. He held the GM post at Pittsburgh for five years. Johnston oversaw Pittsburgh 's 1984 NHL Entry
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