Douglas Bradford “Brad” Park (July 6, 1948-) easily earned his place in the NHL’s Hockey Hall of Fame despite playing in the shadow of Bobby Orr and Denis Potvin in their respective eras. Brad came up as a defenseman with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Junior Hockey League assuming he would eventually join the Maple Leafs big club. However, the New York Rangers selected Park second overall in the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft. Park began his NHL career alongside NHL Hall of Famers Harry Howell, Jean Ratelle, Rod Gilbert and in front of goaltender Ed Giacomin, creating a formidable lineup of blueshirts. Park’s speed, powerful skating, stickhandling ability and vision of the ice made him a tremendous threat from the point on power plays. Brad had 13 seasons with 10 or more goals including three of more than 20, and he enjoyed 16 of 17 seasons with no less than 23 assists including five with 50 or more. Brad Park played 17 years in the NHL with the Rangers (1968-1976), the Boston Bruins (1976-1983) and the Detroit Red Wings (1983-1985). Brad’s defensive exploits did not go unnoticed, but he missed out on major awards finishing second in Norris Trophy voting six times behind Orr or Potvin. He was, however, named to five NHL All-Star First Teams and played in nine consecutive NHL All-Star Games (1970-1978. Brad Park finished his career with 213 goals and 683 assists for 896 points in 1,113 games, posting an exceptional +358 career plus/minus. Park played in four Stanley Cup finals scoring 35 goals and 90 assists in 161 games, but never hoisted the Cup. Upon retirement, Brad Park was the New York Rangers leader in scoring by a defenseman and was second only to Bobby Orr in NHL defensive leaders in scoring. Brad Park was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.