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11-01-2009, 08:34 PM
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With our 20th selection, the 625th overall in this year All-Time Draft, the Detroit are very happy to select left winger Ed Sandford

Height: 6'1''
Weight: 180 lbs
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: August 20, 1928
Place of Birth: New Toronto, Canada

Stanley Cup Finalist (1953)
Conn Smythe Trophy (1953)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1954)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)
Team Captain (1955)

Top-10 Scoring (8th)
Top-10 Assist (10th)
Top-5 Team Scoring (1st, 2nd, 5th)
Top-5 Team Goalscoring (3rd, 4th, 5th)
Top-5 Team Assist (2nd, 2nd, 4th, 5th)
Top-5 Penalty Minutes (3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th)

*0.50 Point per game in the regular season*
Top-10 Playoff Scoring (1st, 8th)
Top-10 Playoff Goalscoring (1st, 7th)
Top-10 Playoff Assist (8th, 10th)
Top-10 Playoff Penalty Minutes (4th)
Top-5 Team Scoring (1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th)
Top-5 Team Goalscoring (1st, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 4th)
Top-5 Team Assist (1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 5nd)
Top-5 Penalty Minutes (2nd, 2nd, 4th)

*0.57 Point per game in the regular season*
Lady Bing Nomination (5th)

- Ed Sandford received a second All-Star nomination in 1954, after notching a 16 goals season. This is the lowest total a Left Winger All-Star ever put on since the 1931-32 season (Aurel Joliat with 15), which speak about Sandford all-around abilities
- After his retirement, Sandford served in various off-ice capacities for the Bruins, as a goal judge, official scorer and eventually supervisor of off-ice officials
- Later in his life, Sandford became a curling enthusiast

Originally Posted by HHOF
[1953 Playoffs]Great in the victory over Detroit scoring six goals in the last four games. He had three first goals and an assist on the series winner. Against Montreal he had the winner in the only Bruins win. Led the playoffs in goals and points (8-3).

Sanford's formal education was put on permanent hold in the wake of the Boston Bruins desire to integrate the young sniper into their line-up.

He evolved into a steady performer who was good for about 30 points per season.
Originally Posted by Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.3
1949 Playoffs
[Against Toronto] - Sandford also played well for Boston.
1952 Playoffs
[Against Montreal] - Ed Sandford equalize with a nice goal before the period ended.
1953 Playoffs
[Against Detroit] - The line of Klukay, Dumart, Sandford was outstanding
- They established a two-goal lead in the first period on smart plays by Sandford and McIntyre
Originally Posted by 1954 Parkhurst Hockey Card
He finds patrolling left boards more to his liking and has improved tremendously. During this past season, he blossomed into the star he was expected to be, finishing 8th in the NHL scoring race, and winnig a shot on the 2nd All-Star team.
Originally Posted by wikipedia
He proved to be an effective and tenacious defensive left winger, and was named to play in the NHL All-Star Game in five consecutive seasons starting in 1951.


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