Found April 06, 2013 on PenguinPoop:
As a rookie hopeful fresh out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Pat Boutette received a baptism by fire … from his own teammate. While trying to make an impression during a Toronto Maple Leafs training camp he engaged in several fights with NHL penalty king Dave “Tiger” Williams. The scrappy youngster passed his first test. Boutette’s spirited play earned a spot on the Maple Leafs roster in 1975. Although he stood only 5-feet 8-inches tall, he took on some of the biggest and toughest players in the game, including Islanders heavyweight Clark Gillies. While he frequently lost, he never backed down. Boutette developed into a solid third-liner with Toronto. However, following a slow start in 1979-80 he was peddled to the Hartford Whalers. Thrust into a more prominent role on the “Bash, Dash, and Stash Line” with Mike Rogers and ex-Pen Blaine Stoughton, Boutette flourished. In 1980-81 he enjoyed a career season, piling up 28 goals, 52 assists, and 80 points while serving 160 minute...
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