John Paul “Chief” Bucyk (May 12, 1935-) recorded 16 twenty-goal seasons and retired as the Bruins’ leader in most season (21), most games (1,436), most goals (545), most assists (794) and most points (1,339) and stood fourth all-time in points in NHL history. Bucyk began his career in the Detroit Red Wings’ system playing for both the Edmonton Oil Kings and Wings during his first three season in the professional ranks. In 1957, John was traded to the Boston Bruins for Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk in what is considered one of the most one-sided trades in league history. Sawchuk had no doubt already peaked in his career and was slightly past his prime, whereas Bucyk was at the beginning of a long and successful career in Beantown. Bucyk joined the potent “Uke Line” with Vic Stasiuk and Bronco Horvath, as all three were of Ukrainian decent. John was the biggest left-winger of his day, delivering bone-jarring hip checks, using his skill and speed to intimidate opposing players and possessing an innate scoring touch that remained consistent throughout his career. Bucyk played 23 seasons with the Red Wings (1955-1957) and the Bruins (1957-1978), enjoying his best year in the 1970-71 season as he scored career highs with 51 goals and 65 assists for 116 points. Chief starred alongside fellow Hall of Famers Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr, All-Star John McKenzie and Fred Stanfield on the late-sixties/early seventies highly efficient power play. The Bruins led the league in power play points en route to the 1970 and 1972 Stanley Cup Championships. He earned his first of two Lady Byng Memorial Trophies that seasons and was named to the NHL All-Star First Team. He also played in seven NHL All-Star Games. John Bucyk finished his career with 556 goals and 813 assists for 1,369 career points in 1,540 games. He added 41 playoff goals and 62 assists in 124 career playoff games helping the Bruins capture two Stanley Cup Championships. John Bucyk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.