Frank Mahovlich Frank Mahovlich Senatorial Division: Ontario Appointed by: Jean Chr├ętien Public Telephone: 943-2065 Public E-Mail: email@example.com Date of nomination: June 11, 1998 Expected date of retirement: January 1, 2013 Date of Birth: January 11, 1938 Place of Birth: Timmins, Ontario Spouse: Marie Devaney Previous Profession: hockey player Francis William Mahovlich, CM , LL.D (born January 10, 1938 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian Senator, and formerly a star NHL ice hockey player. In 1981, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Mahovlich was a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League from 1957 until 1974 and a member of six Stanley Cup-winning teams - four times with the Toronto Maple Leafs and twice with the Montreal Canadiens. He also was a member of Team Canada for the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union. Mahovlich played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1957 until 1968 when he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings where he played for three seasons until being traded to Montreal. In 1974, he joined the exodus of leading hockey players who left the NHL for better pay in the World Hockey Association where he played for the Toronto Toros and the Birmingham Bulls until his retirement in 1978. His nickname as a hockey player was "The Big M".
Born and raised in Timmins, the son of Croatian immigrants from Zumberak, Croatia, Frank Mahovlich graduated from St. Michael's College School in 1957, and was awarded their Order of St. Michael in 1996. He has also studied at the University of Windsor and the University of Ottawa.
In 1994, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
He is a member of Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club in Port Carling, Ontario.
Frank's brother Peter is also a former NHL player, as well as a former teammate.