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Gregory Greg Malone

Category

Athlete

Sport

Hockey

Hometown

Miramichi

Year Inducted

2000

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Gregory "Greg" Malone

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Following an illustrious minor hockey career in Chatham (now Miramichi City) he moved to Fredericton where he joined the high school’s Black Kats.In 1972-73 he scored 76 points in just 23 games! He then moved to the Ontario Hockey Association where he averaged 70 points per season.Like his Hall of Fame name-sake, Joe Malone (no relation) he had that special talent that is peculiar to goal scorers.No wonder that Pittsburgh made him their second choice in the 1976 draft. During his eleven-year career he amassed 501 points in 704 games and was twice recognized by his team and adopted city for his sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey. Further proof of the superiority of nurture over nature was the selection by the Penguins of his son, Ryan, in the 1999 amateur draft. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3rd, 2000.

Quick Facts

  • Played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers and Quebec Nordiques; scored 191 goals and 310 assists in 704 games 

  • Registered a career-high 65 points in 1978-79 with Pittsburgh 

  • Played in all 80 regular season games for Pittsburgh in 1978-79 and 1982-83 

  • Registered eight points (3-5-8) in 20 career playoff games 

  • Helped the Fredericton High School Black Kats to a provincial championship in 1973; also won scoring championship that season (35-41-76)

  •  Played minor hockey in Miramichi before moving to Fredericton 

  • Pittsburgh’s nomination for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Trophy in 1983