Big John Bucyk broke into the NHL during the 1955-56 season with the Detroit Red Wings and spent his first two seasons with the club. In 1957, the Boston Bruins traded one of hockey's all-time great goaltenders, Terry Sawchuk, to the Wings for the young Bucyk. John saw action in 38 games during his rookie season in Detroit but only scored on a single occasion. "The Chief" beat the Rangers' future-HOF goaltender Gump Worsley in New York to record his first NHL goal. The puck that crossed the line that night was plucked from the net and became a cherished memento, marking the first in a long line of 556 incredible goals. This early-Fifties vintage Art Ross Tyer double-sided official National Hockey League game puck, the very one used to score Bucyk's first goal, has the ink markings "1st NHL goal" in small, almost insignificant handwriting. It is almost as if the puck itself is downplaying its own importance in deference to the greatness that is to come. In excellent condition, housed in a simple Lucite case. From the personal collection of Johnny Bucyk with his signed letter of authenticity.