There are only seven professional hockey teams that have lasted longer than the Fort Wayne Komets’ 66 years, allowing the city to have a huge influence on the National Hockey League and the greater hockey world. The legacy includes broadcasters Mike Emrick and Kevin Weekes, Montreal Canadiens great John Ferguson, referee Wes McCauley, the ground-breaking Alton White, rookie record-breaker Con Madigan, coaches such as Bruce Boudreau, John Anderson and John Torchetti, and countless players like Kevin Kaminski, Andy Bezeau, Bob Essensa, Dale Purinton, Al Sims and Doug Wickenheiser. All have strong ties to Fort Wayne and stories to tell.

And then there’s Scotty Bowman...

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