Order of Hockey nomination as good as Hall of Fame to '72 hero Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson holds the jersey he wore when he scored the winning goal during the 1972 Summit...

Paul Henderson holds the jersey he wore when he scored the winning goal during the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union on June 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Cassese)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

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CALGARY - It’s not the Hockey Hall of Fame, but Paul Henderson’s elation was just as euphoric. 

Henderson, the hero of the 1972 Summit Series, was named Wednesday, along with Dave King and Mark Messier, as the 2013 inductees to the Order of Hockey in Canada.

“I’m about six inches off the floor,” Henderson said via conference call moments after the announcement.


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