Duff discusses new photos of Gordie Howe found in Galt, Ontario

This is pretty cool stuff from Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff:

Bob Leckie’s hockey legacy didn’t carry him past the senior level. However, a vital piece of Leckie’s collection has found its way into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

In 1944-45, Leckie played with the Galt Red Wings OHA junior club. One of his teammates that season was a 16-year-old right-winger from Floral, Saskatchewan named Gordie Howe.

When Leckie died in 2016, his daugher Christine was going through her dad’s personal effects. Among them were a collecton of scrapbooks that spanned his hockey career. In one of those scrapbooks were two prize snapshots. The was a team photo of the 1944-45 Galt Red Wings and a head shot of the young Gordie Howe.

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