On This Date in Sports February 12, 1988: The Legend of Tiger Williams

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The Hartford Whalers release Winger Dave “Tiger” Williams, who proceeds to announce his retirement from the NHL. Tiger Williams was a cult figure from a bygone era in the NHL, the true enforcer. In a 14-year career, Williams scored just 109 goals with 132 assists while amassing a record 3,971 penalty minutes as he more often than not found himself in a fight.

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