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01-08-2012, 09:17 AM
Rob Scuderi
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D Josef Horesovsky

One of the strongest defensemen in Czeckosovakian hockey. Was a physical player, a hard-hitter with a wickedly strong shot on goal.
IIHF WC All Stars '68

Czechoslovakian Elite League: Poldi Kladno ('64-'65), Sparta Prague ('65-'69, '71-'76), Dukla Jihlava ('69-'71), Motor Ceske Budejovice ('76-'77), League Gold '70, '71, scored 83 goals in 514 games.

National team: WC '68-'73; Olympics '68, '72; WC Gold '72; scored 23 goals in 152 games for Czechoslovakia.

D Michael Thelven

100 pts in 207 NHL GP
66pts in 162 SEL GP
7pts in 14 CC GP
4pts in 3 OG GP
2 pts in 10 WC GP
TOI ranks in NHL: 3,4,5
x2 Swedish World All-Star Team

x1 OG Bronze
x1 Canada Cup silver
x1 Canada Cup bronze

Originally Posted by LoH
Defenceman Michael Thelvin played over 200 games for the Boston Bruins in the late 1980s. He was mobile and made crisp passes while playing a chippy brand of hockey in his own end.

The Stockholm native played seven years with the local Djurgardens club. The talented backliner also represented his country at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, the 1985 World Championships, and the Canada Cup in 1984 and 1987. He was taken 186th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1980 Entry Draft but remained in Europe for several years. The gifted defender was named to the Swedish World all-star team in 1984 and 1985.

Thelven joined Boston in 1985-86 and was a creative playmaker for four full seasons. He was an asset on the power play and had a nasty streak that came out on occasion. The slick Swede was a key player for Boston when it reached the 1988 Stanley Cup finals. Thelven's mobility and ability to clear the puck out of his zone also made him a useful penalty killer. He retired after playing six games in 1989-90.

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