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SSCAC'S 24th Annual Local Heroes Awards Night

For the past 23 years, South Shore Community Action Council has recognized those individuals and organizations that demonstrate extraordinary commitment to fighting poverty and improving the lives of low-income residents on the South Shore.

SSCAC's Local Heroes 2018 Guest Speaker

Local Heroes Guest SpeakerIt takes a great amount of team work to keep the leading community action agency on the South Shore running at high level. Who better to inspire us to work better as a team than Boston Bruins legend, Rick Middleton.

A right winger, Middleton was drafted in the 1st round, 14th overall, by the Rangers in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft after a glittering junior career with the Oshawa Generals in which he led his league in scoring his final year and was named to the league's Second All-Star Team. He spent the 1973–74 season with the Rangers' farm team, the AHL Providence Reds, earning rookie
of the year honors and being named to the AHL's First
All-Star Team.

He made the big club during the 1974–75 season, and despite suffering injuries that restricted him to 47 games, scored 22 goals in that limited time. The following season he scored 24 goals in 77 games.

Following the 1975–76 season, the Rangers traded Middleton to the Boston Bruins
for veteran winger Ken Hodge.It was one of the most one-sided deals in hockey history. Hodge played only a single season more before his career ended, while Middleton became a great star in Boston, scoring a hat trick in his first game as a Bruin and nearly nine hundred points in a Bruins uniform over the next twelve years.