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Hall of Fame

Alex Faulkner - Athlete

Inducted November 3, 1984

Alex Faulkner was the first native Newfoundlander to play in the National Hockey League. The Bishop's Falls native performed for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings during a brilliant hockey career that stretched from 1952 to 1982 and included outstanding performances at the local and provincial level. He played at an all-star level in several other leagues outside the province. A member of a great athletic family, he starred for Grand Falls, Conception Bay North, and St. John's senior hockey clubs winning many, many individual awards and being a member of seven championship clubs. His exceptional skills earned him a reputation of a deadly playmaker and scorer while being one of the most gentlemanly players to ever play hockey within the province. Mr. Faulkner was an all-star soccer and softball player at both the local and provincial level.

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