Playing minor hockey in his hometown of Terrace Bay, and junior hockey in Kenora and Sault Ste. Marie, this hockey star went on to enjoy a 14 year NHL career. Drafted 39th overall in 1974 by the California Seals, Charlie's first five seasons as a pro were spent split between NHL and minor pro teams. All that changed in the 1979-80 season.
A member of the Los Angeles Kings famous 'Triple Crown Line', with Marcel Dionne at centre and Dave Taylor on right wing, Charlie established a modern NHL record by scoring a goal in 13 consecutive games. He led the NHL in important goals scored with 32 and most goals with 56, was 7th overall with 101 points and was named to the NHL First All-Star team.
In the 1980-81 season Charlie was on track for what promised to be another outstanding season. He was again named to the NHL First All-Star Team and had recorded 56 goals and 105 points. Suffering a broken leg in a game against Toronto in March of 1981, he was forced to sit out the rest of the season.
A member of Team Canada in 1983, Charlie led the Kings in goals with 44 and earned 92 points for the 1983-84 season, when he was traded to the Boston Bruins for a first-round draft pick. In 1985-86 he was awarded the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for his perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game. He finished off his NHL career with Pittsburgh in 1988 with a record of 712 games played, 342 goals and 369 assists. He continued his affiliation with the game of hockey as a radio analyst for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 10th, 1994