Dale McCourt and Steve Yzerman have a lot in common. Both entered the NHL with superb credentials and were dubbed the next NHL superstars. Both were highly sought after by Detroit. McCourt would never achieve those lofty heights but had a solid NHL career followed by a lengthy career in Switzerland. Yzerman went on to greatness spending his entire career with the Red Wings and leading his team to the Stanley Cup while scoring over 1700 points in his illustrious career..
A native of Falconbridge, Ontario, McCourt was a junior superstar in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). He was a consistent 50-goal scorer who captained the Hamilton Fincups to the Memorial Cup in 1976. He was also honored as the Stafford Smythe Memorial trophy as Memori ...
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