Pint-size winger Gary Veneruzzo was born 72 years ago in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Gary was a productive winger in the St. Louis Blues system but got his big break with the WHA LA Sharks.
"The Sharks made an offer and I told the Blues what they were offering and they said 'go play in Los Angeles because we're not giving you that type of money.'"
Gary notched 43 and 39 goals respectively in the first two WHA seasons. He retired in 1977.