8. Alex Delvecchio

The trade: The Detroit Red Wings traded Dionne and Bart Crashley to the LA Kings for Terry Harper, Dan Maloney, and a second–round draft pick in 1976 (1975).

The aftermath: How does a player get traded after a 121–point season? The team they play for doesn’t like said player’s contract demands and ships them off. Such was the case for Dionne, as a contract dispute punched his ticket out of Detroit.

Harper and Maloney faired okay over the course of the next few season. But they didn’t make the mark that Dionne made, with five consecutive 100–point seasons over a decade of service in a Kings’ sweater.



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