Former NHL Player Al Secord Heads For the Sky

July 31st, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »

Imagine a former NHL player who use to fly down the wing, flying through the sky guiding a commercial jet. A man, who 25 years ago used his intuition to make the right play on the ice, now makes crucial decisions in the air.

Al Secord, who played from 1978-79 through 1989-90 for Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, is now a first officer for American Airlines based in Dallas.

After winning the Memorial Cup with Hamilton in 1976, Secord was drafted 16th overall in 1978 by Boston and suited up for the Bruins for two and a half seasons before being traded to the Blackhawks in 1980.

Secord played the best hockey of his career in Chicago, scoring 44 and 54 goals in consecutive years on a line with Denis Savard and Steve Larmer. In 1981-82, he became the only player in NHL history to register 40 goals and more than 300 penalty minutes in a single ...

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