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10-17-2011, 11:50 AM
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With our pick from yesterday, the Indians select Bep Guidolin, LW

He's the highest scoring pre-expansion winger left, has a top 10 finish in points, and was apparently a rough player.

World War 2:
  • Joined the league in 1942-43 as a war replacement for the Bruins
  • The youngest player (16 years, 11 months) to play in an NHL game, on November 12, 1942.
  • Missed 1944-45 himself due to the war
  • 9th in points and 4th in assists in 1949-50
  • 278 points (490 adjusted points) in 519 career games
  • Finished 2nd, 2nd, and 7th in PIMs
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Guidolin played on a line with 17 year old Don Gallinger and 20 year old Bill Shill. With the famed "Kraut Line" of Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer absent from the Bruins line up due to war commitments, the Boston press was quick to dub the rookie line as the "Sprout Line."
Originally Posted by legends of hockey
In 1945, Guidolin picked up where he left off this time against stronger lineups across the league. But his 175-pounds of raw muscle was up to the task. He continued to score at a respectable pace for two more seasons with the Bruins before trades took him to Detroit and on the his final NHL stop in Chicago.

With the Blackhawks, Guidolin put up his best single-season numbers, netting 17 goals and 34 assist. But his ardent support for the formation of a player's union brought on an early demise to his tenure in the NHL.

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