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07-15-2012, 05:51 PM
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Thanks for your patience, everyone.

With our first pick, the Winston-Salem Polar Twins are proud to select C Ulf Nilsson.

xxx, Ulf Nilsson and Bobby Hull were a virtually unstoppable international line for the Jets.

Skilled, playmaking top-line center. One of the first Europeans to star in North America.

WHA 1st All-Star 1976, 1978
WHA 2nd All-Star 1977
AVCO Cup champion 1976, 1978
WHA Playoff MVP 1976
World Championship silver medalist (1973), bronze medalist (1974)

- Averaged 121 points per WHA season, never lower than 4th leaguewide
- 169 points in 170 games in the NHL regular season, 22 points in 25 playoff games
- From 1979-81, his NHL regular season stats are a hair better than Ken Linseman. His playoff line is comparable to Steve Shutt or Brian Propp.
- Targeted and injured by Denis Potvin, leading to a shortened NHL career and the origin of the "Potvin Sucks!" chant.

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