There are only a few days left in 2011 and unlike previous years where we trotted out the best and worst, we want people to read our contribution on RotoRob instead. Now with that out of the way, let’s get down to the moment today. It was a gem that truly brings the native son home. Rookies usually do not get to play for their hometown team but we have a debut from 30 years ago today. We find a little video to complement the moment.
December 28, 1981
Rookie Tim Hunter became the first Calgary native to play in a game for the Flames. He picked up 7 penalty minutes in his NHL debut, a 7-4 home loss to the Flyers. Hunter & Glen Cochrane had minors in the second and majors in the final period.