Blasts from the Past
David McNab, the Ducks Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations and a Ducks exec since the team's inaugural season in 1993-94, has treated some of the staff lately by bringing in some archives from his late father Max McNab's NHL career.
A few days ago, he brought in the Detroit Red Wings jersey (they were of course called "sweaters" back then) that Max wore during the 1950 Stanley Cup-winning season. Here's David posing with the sweater.
This morning, McNab showed off a couple more beauties. This is the replica of the top of the Stanley Cup that each player was awarded back in those days (teams didn't start giving rings until the late '50s). It may be hard to see, but this side of the cup says DETROIT HOCKEY CLUB, INC. and below is reads MAXWELL MCNAB.
The other side: NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE, followed by STANLEY CUP WINNERS 1949-50.
Meanwhile, this chalice was awarded to each player on the team with the best regular season record (what is now the Presidents' Cup).
Very cool for David to bring this in and give us all an up-close look at some hockey history.