The aptly nicknamed "Cement Head" was Wayne Gretzky's bodyguard on the dynastic Oilers of the 1980s and often cited as one the key reasons the Great One could roam untouched and wreak such havoc. The strapping Semenko did his part by parking his carcass in front of the net or dismantling any and all who dared touch No. 99. Teammate Kevin Lowe saluted Semenko by calling him "the Gretzky of the tough guys."
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