Fathers and Sons
Nate Ewell passed this along this morning. It’s pretty cool.
Chris Bourque is the 23rd son of a Hall of Famer to reach the NHL and second currently in the league (Paul Stastny). The full list:
Syl Apps Jr.—————————–Syl Sr.
Terry Clancy—————————- King
Bryan and Dennis Hextall—————Bryan Sr.
Mark and Marty Howe——————-Gordie
Muzz and Lynn Patrick——————-Lester
Craig and Glenn Patrick—————–Lynn
Tracy Pratt ——————————Walter
Paul and Yan Stastny——————–Peter
Bobby Francis—————————-Emile (builder category)
Danny Geoffrion————————-Bernie (Boom Boom)
With Bourque and Brent Johnson, the Caps now have two sons of former NHL players on their roster for the first time in more than two decades.
As best as I can tell, the last time would have been in 1985-86 when Pat Riggin (son of Dennis) and Alan Haworth (son of Gord) were both Capitals. In 1984-85, they had Riggin, Haworth and Paul Gardner (son of Cal).
In 1979-80, Pierre Bouchard (son of Butch) and Dennis Hextall (son of Bryan Sr.) played for the Caps.
Bouchard, Hextall and Craig Patrick (son of Lynn) were all here in 1978-79. The 1977-78 team had Patrick and Gary Smith (son of Des). The 1976-77 team had Patrick and Harvey Bennett (Harvey).