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08-13-2012, 05:45 PM
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Don Lever, LW/C, had averaged 25+ goals 55+ points per season over a ten year span between 1974-1983, playing in the NHL all-star game in 1982 the year he scored his third career 30 goal season. He scored 313 career goals and 680 points in 1020 NHL games. He captained the Canucks (1977-79) and the Devils (1982-84). He scored the first goal in New Jersey Devils' history. He is renowned for his hard work and all around play, on both the powerplay and penalty kill, and in the dressing room.

Lever wasn't a flashy player but he had excellent overall qualities. He was a leader and prided himself as consistent player with few weaknesses. He was versatile and could play all three forward positions if needed (he preferred to be a LW) and had great stamina which kept him injury free for much of his career despite his all-out approach to the game of hockey..

... fine two way skills, leadership abilities and hard work.... Don always led by example and worked harder than anybody else. Yet, he was one of the most durable players in NHL history. He once had a consecutive games played streak of 437 games and rarely missed any time due to injury.

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