Rod Langway - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Rod Corry Langway (May 3, 1957-) was an impressive high school star as the baseball team’s catcher throwing every would-be base stealer when he was behind the plate, he led his hockey team to the 1973 and 1975 Massachusetts State Championships and he was among the state’s top college recruits at quarterback. Rod entered the University of New Hampshire, where he led both his hockey and football teams to the NCAA Championship tournaments in the same year. Langway scored 13 goals and 56 assists in 65 games with the UNH Wildcats. The Montreal Canadiens selected Rod in the second round of the 1977 NHL Entry Draft, but the Birmingham Bulls of the World Hockey Association also took him, sixth overall. Rod played one season for the Bulls in the WHA and then joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1978, anchoring a defensive corps that helped lead the Habs to the 1979 Stanley Cup championship in his first year. The Canadiens team was loaded with Hall of Fame talent that included forwards Guy Lafleur, Yvan Cournoyer, and Steve Shutt, Langway’s defensive partners Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy Lapointe with Ken Dryden in net. In 1982, Rod finished second to Wayne Gretzky for the NHL’s Hart Trophy as he scored five goals and 34 assists while posting a plus-66 plus/minus rating in 66 games. After four years in Montreal, Rod was traded to the Washington Capitals in 1982, inserted as the team captain and led the Caps to the playoffs in his first season in Washington. Langway captained the club for 11 years, his entire time in Washington (1982-1993) and took the Capitals to the playoffs in each season he spent in the nation’s capital. The six-time NHL All-Star won back-to-back James Norris Memorial Trophies in1983 and 1984 and led the Capitals to the 1990 Eastern Conference finals only to fall to the eventually Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers. Langway finished his career with 54 goals and 296 assists for 350 points in the WHA and NHL while posting an incredible plus-287 in 1,046 games. Rod Langway was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.


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2 MINT 9 (10)