Grant Mulvey was one of the first players I watched from his first season. In 1974, a young clean-cut Mulvey made his debut for the Chicago Blackhawks. He played 8+ seaons with the Hawks, before finishing his career with a dozen games with the New Jersey Devils. By then, Mulvey had a long, flowing mane of curly locks and a big mustache.
Mulvey went on to play a big role in the early days of the Chicago Wolves. Mulvey is still in the Chicago area and very active in charity work, as well as with Blackhawks alumni stuff.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mulvey at a Blackhawks game a few years back. He reminded me of Barry Bostwick.
At first, we just met him and got a photo with him. When he was done, though, he came over to us. We had taken a spot in the concourse to watch the game on the big screens while laughing about the old days. Mulvey came over and joined us for a while. Watching the Blackhawks with Grant Mulvey was one of the most surreal moments I have ever experienced. Thirty-five years before, I was watching him playing with the Hawks on television. Life is funny.
Grant Mulvey and me in Chicago, IL-March 2012.