World's oldest living NHL player turns 100

August 31, 2013 9:05:45 PM PDT
The world's oldest living former NHL player turned 100 years old this weekend.

Al Suomi played for the Blackhawks for five games between 1936-1937. Suomi had been playing semi-pro hockey in Detroit when he got a telegram from the Blackhawks to come to Chicago.

Suomi played for five games while the team experimented with an "all-American" line in favor of Canadian-born players.

He lives in suburban LaGrange Highlands--and still roots for the Blackhawks, of course.


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