Asked how many stitches he earned during his playing career, former Komet Chuck Adamson starts pointing to various parts of his head and counting to himself.
``Frank Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Billy LeCaine...,'' Adamson says, pausing every few seconds to remember another war wound. ``I got hit about 11 times and probably more than 200 stitches.''
Before Adamson, no Komets goaltender ever wore a mask in a game. Phil Hughes had practiced with one during the late 1950s, and Adamson always had one in his duffle bag, but he didn't wear it for a game.
`You grow up playing, and really in all honesty, they didn't wear one so I didn't wear it,'' he said. ``I played all the way through juniors and I got dinged a couple of times.'' Read more.Chuck is such a super guy!