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06-26-2011, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Wetcoaster View Post
At least Gillis did not draft a dead guy like the Calgary Flames in the 1988 draft.

There were two Stefan Nilssons - one was playing for HV71 Jonkoping (the dead one) and one was playing for IF Troja/Ljungby (the live one). Vancouver drafted the live one.

See post # 221

1988 Draft
Round # 7
147 Calgary Stefan Nilsson HV71 Jonkoping (SEL)
Born Feb 19 1968
He passed away in a motor vehicle accident 3 months prior to the draft. Calgary didn't have a full time scout in Sweden or Finland
at that time. They didn't know until after the draft that this had happened. Several teams who did have European scouts at that time knew full well what the Flames had done. No one bothered to tell the Flames until the draft was concluded.

1988 Draft
Round # 12
233 Vancouver Stefan Nilsson C Troja (Sweden)
Center Born Dec 9 1968
Calgary challenged Vancouver's pick but the appeal was denied by the NHL as the Flames should have had the the correct information. Too bad so sad.
How could he have died before the draft if he was still playing until 1994?

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