Over the course of 17 NHL seasons, Brad Park played 1,113 games, compiling 896 points (213-683-896) and an impressive +358 plus/minus rating (17th best all-time).
Before I knew Brad Park as the Hockey Hall of Famer, I knew him as "the guy from the driving range". When I was a kid, I used to take golf lessons at a driving range owned by Brad Park. When the driving range first opened, he was very involved in the day-to-day operations of the business and was usually the only person working in the pro shop. He was always very nice and would usually talk and joke around with the kids that were taking lessons there. I had no clue that the guy selling me buckets of range balls was actually Brad Park until one day on the way home my dad asked me if I knew who the guy I was talking to in the pro shop was. Of course, being 8 or 9 years old at the time and Park having ended his NHL career when I was about 2 years old, I had no clue. My dad then told me about his great NHL career and the big trade that brought him to Boston and sent Phil Esposito to the Rangers in 1975.