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Gregg Sheppard, C/LW

-498 points in 657 career regular season games.
-72 points in 82 career playoff games.

-played in 1976 All Star game

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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
This is Gregg Sheppard, defensive forward with the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins back in the 1970s.


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Originally Posted by wikipedia
Joining the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins in 1972 as a result of the parent club losing players to expansion and the new World Hockey Association, Sheppard - showing both scoring prowess and exemplary defensive and penalty killing skills - had a fine rookie season, finishing second in balloting for rookie of the year honors. The following season Sheppard made his true mark in the playoffs, scoring eleven goals in sixteen playoff games as the Bruins went to the Cup finals.

He was a mainstay in Boston for six seasons in all, scoring thirty or more goals three straight years -- and only a serious injury costing him much of the 1978 season cost him a fourth -- as well as proving himself as one of the league's premier faceoff men and penalty killers. He was named to play in the All-Star Game in 1976, during which he won the Bruins' Seventh Player Award as the team's unsung hero and the Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy for the player judged best in home games. His best statistical season was 1975, in which he scored 78 points and finished with a plus/minus rating of +45.
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Originally Posted by legendsofhockey
Before the 1978-79 season began, Sheppard was dealt from his beloved Bruins in a three-team trade that had him going to the Atlanta Flames, who then traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sheppard was not happy about the deal and didn't show up for the Penguins training camp. He eventually joined his new club and become a team player as always. The Pens were expecting Sheppard to be a goal scorer, but the days of scoring 30 a season were over and he became more of a fore checker.

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