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02-20-2008, 06:26 PM
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Chicago selects d-Al Dewsbury

"Al Dewsbury was one of the giants of the game in the 1940s and 1950s. By today's standards, he would be considered just an average-sized player, but back then a 6'2 202-pound rearguard was a very imposing figure"...
yay! I was sad that I was going to pass on him, was on the Grrrowl long list but had taken him off of the shortlist.



And let's not forget his two AHL championships (1950, 1958) and presence on the 1959 World Championship winning team over the Soviets.


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02-20-2008, 06:58 PM
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Alfredshems IK round out our defense, and are happy to pick D Yuri Shatalov.

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Yuri Shatalov (born June 13, 1945 in Omsk, Russia) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League. He played for Krylya Sovetov Moscow. He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974.

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02-20-2008, 07:39 PM
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yay! I was sad that I was going to pass on him, was on the Grrrowl long list but had taken him off of the shortlist.



And let's not forget his two AHL championships (1950, 1958) and presence on the 1959 World Championship winning team over the Soviets.
Where are you getting these great 51-52 hockey card images?

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Where are you getting these great 51-52 hockey card images?
from my computer Here's another one I saved of Dewsbury as a youngum:



and

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Simply go to Google and click Images, open an image, then right click your mouse to save to computer. Notice the Quick Upload feature at HfBoards under the smilies when you are making a post.

I don't know much about technology, but when I learn an application, I like to use it.

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02-20-2008, 08:28 PM
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The Niagara Falls Americanadians select both...Goaltender Hal Winkler and Defenseman Rick Smith.

Hal Winkler (1926-1928)

Manitoba Senior Hockey League for six years (1913-1918), Winkler spent time with teams Hal Winkler was born March 20, 1892 in Gretna, Manitoba. A goaltender in the from Winnipeg and Brandon before joining Moose Jaw of the Southern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League for one season (1918-1919) and Saskatoon of the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League, also for one season (1920-1921).

After signing as a free agent with Saskatoon, and making two Allan Cup appearances in 1918 and 1920, Winkler spent only one season in Saskatoon before being traded to the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Canada Hockey League in 1922. Winkler spent three seasons with the Eskimos before being dealt to the Calgary Tigers, where, after two seasons, he was traded to the New York Rangers.

The 1926-27 season saw Winkler make his NHL debut with the Rangers, where he recorded a shutout in his first NHL game versus the Montreal Maroons. After playing in only eight games with New York, the Rangers traded Winkler to the Boston Bruins where he led them to the Stanley Cup finals, losing to the Ottawa Senators two games to none.

Winkler played in a career-high 44 regular season games with the Bruins in 1927-28 before joining the Minneapolis Millers of the American Hockey Association for the 1928-29 season. After only one season in Minneapolis with the Millers, Winkler signed as a free agent with the Seattle Eskimos of the PCHL before finishing his career with the Boston Tigers of the Canadian-American Hockey League.

In 80 career NHL games, Hal Winkler recorded 37 wins, 29 losses, and 19 ties.


NHL Career:
GM: 75
W-L-T: 37-29-19
GAA: 1.59

Awards and Accomplishments:
WCHL All-Star Team (1923)
Two Allan Cup Appearances (1918 and 1920)
Stanley Cup Appearance (1923)

Though he didn't play for too long, when Hal Winkler tended the Boston Bruins net, it was hard to find better. Quick reflexes and positioning were his assets.


Rick Smith (1968-1981)



In 1968, Rick Smith was selected as a second-team all-star while playing defense for the Hamilton Red Wings of the OHA. The Boston Bruins liked what they saw and selected him 6th overall in the 1966 Amateur Draft.

He joined the Bruins in 1968-69, making a solid contribution to the team's efforts to secure Lord Stanley in 1970. By then, Smith had established himself as a solid, steady rearguard who always attended to the homework of his own zone.

Early in 1972, he was dealt to the California Golden Seals where he played for two season before jumping to the rival WHA for three years with the Minnesota Fighting Saints.

He then jumped back to the NHL midway through the 1975-76 campaign by signing with the St. Louis Blues. After a short stay, the Bruins reacquired Smith in 1976. There he remained a key member of the Bruin clubs that consistently finished at the top of the standings. In 1980, however, he was claimed on waivers by Detroit, splitting his final season of pro hockey between the Wings and the Washington Capitals.


NHL Career:
GM: 687
G: 52
A: 167
P: 219
PIM: 560
+/-: +185

NHL Playoff Career:
GM: 78
G: 3
A: 23
P: 26
PIM: 73

WHA Career:
GM: 200
G: 20
A: 89
P: 109
PIM: 260

WHA Playoff Career:
GM: 23
G: 2
A: 8
P: 10
PIM: 28

Awards and Accomplishments:
OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1967, 1968)
Lord Stanley Cup (1970)
Represented Canada in the 1974 Summit Series.

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02-20-2008, 08:33 PM
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The Bulldogs select Howie Meeker

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Meeker began his ascent to the NHL in 1939-40 when he joined the New Hamburg Hahns of the OMHA at the age of 15. The following year he was selected to play for the Kitchener Greenshirts of the OHA Junior B league. In just nine games, he potted 13 goals and 23 points. In 1941-42 he suited up for the Stratford Kist of the same Junior B league where he led all players with 29 goals while finishing with 45 points in only 13 games. He continued his torrid scoring pace in the playoffs, scoring 13 goals and 14 points in nine games. Meeker played one more year of junior hockey, dividing his time between the Stratford Kroehlers and the Brantford Lions of the OHA before missing the next two years due to military service during World War Two. He was badly injured during his service, when a grenade went off between his legs. Thankfully, he made a full recovery. He returned to hockey for the 1945-46 season at the age of 21, joining the Stratford Indians of the OHA Senior A. In seven games he had eight goals and 13 points. It was this strong play that earned him notice from the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, who proceeded to sign him to a free-agent contract on April 13, 1946. In his rookie year with the Maple Leafs, Meeker appeared in 55 games, scoring 27 goals and 45 points, which was good enough to earn him the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie, beating out other big names including Detroit's Gordie Howe. He also tied the NHL record of most goals scored in one game by a rookie when he scored five against the Chicago Black Hawks on January 8, 1947.

The post season was every bit as successful for Meeker and the Maple Leafs, who went on to win the first of three consecutive Stanley Cup championships. In 1947, Meeker scored four goals and four assists in the playoffs as the Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens in the championship finals. In 1948 they upended Howe and the Red Wings in four straight games and turned the same trick again in 1949. Meeker missed a good portion of the 1948-49 regular season due to a collarbone injury, sustained in a practice. However, he was a key contributor in the playoffs as the Leafs took their third consecutive championship.

Meeker was a member of a fourth Stanley Cup championship with Toronto, in 1950-51 where they defeated the Canadiens four games to one on the famous overtime Cup winning goal by defenseman Bill Barilko.

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02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
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The Bulldogs select Howie Meeker
My February 10th, 2008 post on the Hockey History Board here on HfBoards (a thread about all-star careers cut short by injury):

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Junior scoring sensation then went of to WWII and took a grenade between his legs, recovered, and went on to start a remarkable NHL career that after the first couple of seasons was severely hampered by a career-stunting collarbone injury he never fully got past.

Howie Meeker



Calder Memorial Trophy (1947)
NHL record for most goals in a game by a rookie: 5
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949)
4-time Stanley Cup Champion

He would be a hall of famer AS A PLAYER, not just as a broadcaster he would later become, if it wasn't for injury.

On the All-Time Draft board here at HfBoards Meeker is never picked as among the Top-1000 hockey players of all time.
Officially the 1086th pick (main draft + ML draft + AAA draft to date)


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02-20-2008, 10:33 PM
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John Brophy: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php3?pid=594

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Brophy then found a home in Norfolk, Virginia with the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League. He coached the team for 11 seasons, from 1989 to 2000, winning the league championship in 1991, 1992, and 1998. The Admirals did not have a losing season with Brophy behind the bench.

Brophy returned to the ECHL in 2001 as coach of the Wheeling Nailers for two seasons and retired. The ECHL's coach of the year award was renamed the John Brophy Award in 2003. As of 2006, Brophy is the all-time leader among ECHL coaches in regular season wins (480), playoff games (94) and playoff wins (55).

As a professional hockey coach, Brophy has accumulated 1,027 victories, the second highest amount in all of professional hockey, behind only Scotty Bowman
Also, a memorial rink was built in his honour in Regina nearly 20 years ago, commemorating his imminent demise. (great issue, by the way. It is a Tuesday so it has NHL stats. Nicholls leads the league with a ridiculous 32 goals and 67 points after 27 games :O)


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02-21-2008, 08:04 AM
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An excellent assistant coach in an all-time context


Tom Watt



Jack Adams Trophy (1982 Winnipeg Jets)

assistant coach for the Canada Cup teams in '84, '87 and '91
assistant coach with 1989 Stanley Cup winning Calgary Flames
nine CIAU national championships (1965-1979) as head coach of University of Toronto's Varsity Blues...
(... the team that coach Frank Selke and centre Conn Smythe took to the 1914 finals... the team only has won the national championship 10 times, 9 of them with Watt)

While Watt had an 11-year NHL coaching career (Canucks, Jets, Flames, Flyers, Leafs, Ducks) as well as two Olympics and two world championships, when asked about his "most exciting" moment in hockey, he said it was when he was the CTV color commentator at the 1980 Winter Olympics, calling the U.S. Miracle on Ice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUrIcAxUEa0 (that's him you hear here in the early tourney U.S. late tie with Sweden: articulate, smart guy)

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Chicago selects RW-Chico Maki

It was thanks to Maki's strong play with the Teepees in 1960 that led to his earning a full-time roster spot with the AHLs Buffalo Bisons. By the fall of 1962, Maki had earned himself a place with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, where he remained for duration of his 13-year NHL career. Maki's best season from an offensive point of view was in 1970-71 when he tallied 22 goals and 48 points. Maki and the Blackhawks twice advanced to the Stanley Cup finals, coming up on the losing end both times to the Montreal Canadiens in 1971 and 1973.

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02-21-2008, 08:41 AM
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The Falcons select...

Joel Quenneville (D)


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Also known as "Herbie," Joel survived through 13 NHL seasons through intelligence and dependability. A poor skater by NHL standards, Joel learned quickly how to play within his limitations to make himself into a valuable NHL commodity. Although he put up some impressive numbers in junior hockey, Joel played a conservative and unspectacular defensive game at the NHL level, always making the safe play. This didn't win him many accolades with the media or the fans, but his coaches and teammates truly appreciated Quenneville's subtle yet important contributions

Quenneville was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 21st overall in 1978. He had just come off of a 27 goal, 103 point season with the Windsor Spitfires and the Leafs were hoping he could become an offensive presence in the NHL.

Twice he was named as the Whalers most valuable defenseman (1985 and 1986) and he played a big role in helping Hartford win the Adams Division championship in 1987.

All said and done, Quenneville was an unheralded and under-appreciated player. He scored 54 goals and 190 points in 803 games, but his true worth was helping to develop young defensemen and quietly taking care of his own end.

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02-21-2008, 09:18 AM
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I was just thinking about Quenneville last night. Was wondering if he was gonna make it. There are still a few 1000+ GP defensemen from the 90's and a few with 300+ pts, who have a shot at getting picked.

(by the way, the John Brophy Memorial Arena pic, that was my yard. I'm the kid on the right!)

Today the Potholes complete their second defense pairing with D Sylvain Lefebvre. In the summer of 1994, it was Lefebvre's departure, along with Bob Rouse's, that is still blamed for putting the Maple Leafs' defense in a constant state of "not at the level it was in 1992-94". Lefebvre was a tough and steady defenseman who was not fleet of foot and less than modest offensively, but in his best couple of years, could take care of his own end like very few could. He was a major part of the two Leaf teams that went to the 3rd round in 1993 and 1994, and then went on to be an important piece of three lengthy playoff runs with Colorado, including their 1999 Stanley Cup. By the time this warrior turned 32, he had played 129 NHL playoff games. That summer, Sylvain earned himself a lucrative free agent deal from the New York Rangers. Like all free agent signings the Rangers made from 1997-2002, it was impossible to live up to the money he was making, and his career tailed off.


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I was just thinking about Quenneville last night. Was wondering if he was gonna make it. There are still a few 1000+ GP defensemen from the 90's and a few with 300+ pts, who have a shot at getting picked.

(by the way, the John Brophy Memorial Arena pic, that was my yard. I'm the kid on the right!)

Today the Potholes complete their second defense pairing with D Sylvain Lefebvre. In the summer of 1994, it was Lefebvre's departure, along with Bob Rouse's, that is still blamed for putting the Maple Leafs' defense in a constant state of "not at the level it was in 1992-94". Lefebvre was a tough and steady defenseman who was not fleet of foot and less than modest offensively, but in his best couple of years, could take care of his own end like very few could. He was a major part of the two Leaf teams that went to the 3rd round in 1993 and 1994, and then went on to be an important piece of three lengthy playoff runs with Colorado, including their 1999 Stanley Cup. By the time this warrior turned 32, he had played 129 NHL playoff games. That summer, Sylvain earned himself a lucrative free agent deal from the New York Rangers. Like all free agent signings the Rangers made from 1997-2002, it was impossible to live up to the money he was making, and his career tailed off.
An excellent pick. One of the best defensive defencemen left over from the MLD. Don't judge him based on our last memories of him, his years with the Rangers; for most of the 1990s, he was consistently rated as one of the best defensive defencemen in the league. Definitely good enough to be a shutdown pairing defenceman in the MLD.

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02-21-2008, 03:14 PM
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Mark Hardy and Patrick Marleau.

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Alfredshems IK are pleased to select LW Geoff Sanderson.

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Geoff M. Sanderson (born February 1, 1972 in Hay River, Northwest Territories) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL.

Drafted by the Hartford Whalers 36th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Sanderson made his NHL debut at the tail end of the 1990-91 season. After playing in 64 games in his first full season for the club in 1991-92, he registered career highs in goals (46), assists (43), and points (89) in 1992-93. Sanderson spent his first six NHL seasons with Hartford and played half a season with the franchise when they moved to Carolina. He was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in January 1998 and a little over a month later was sent to the Buffalo Sabres. He saw the most playoff action of his career during his three seasons with Buffalo, making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998-99 and was the Sabres' best offensive player during the playoffs, scoring the game winning goals in the opening games of the conference finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Stanley Cup finals against the Dallas Stars.

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The Bulldogs select F Parker MacDonald, possibly a relative of yours truly.

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When New York gave up on MacDonald, he sought out a doctor to examine his chronically sore shoulder and was astonished to find out that a chunk of metal was still embedded in it, the result of a broken drill left in him from a previous operation. Detroit grabbed MacDonald in the Intra-League Draft in 1960 and made him a regular.

Feeling much stronger, MacDonald showed the kind of offensive prowess his career had promised but not yet delivered--playing on a line with Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio can do that to a player!

In 1962-63, MacDonald scored 33 goals, eight of which were game winners. After five seasons with the Wings, he was traded to Boston, lasted just half a season, and was traded back to Detroit. During the 1967 Expansion Draft, MacDonald was chosen by the Minnesota North Stars. After two seasons in the Twin Cities, he retired to pursue a coaching career.

Parker MacDonald was elected to the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.


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Alfredshems IK are pleased to select LW Geoff Sanderson.
Aw, shucks. I was so sure he was picked in the MLD, that I never bothered to check.

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I was close to taking Mark Hardy, decided against it in the end because Lefebvre was so tempting. Like Ladouceur, I was still expecting him to get taken.

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YOUR KIDDING ME!!!

I triple checked using Control+F just to make sure he was still there...I look again, and I see that the ATD thread doesn't have all teh picks updated. Great.

Ah ****, I'll re-pick in a bit. Gotta look at some more options.

EdiT: My fault here completely, I was looking at ATD 8 Part IV. Sorry BM.
I know it's a little late to be replying to this, but I made the exact same mistake a few picks into the MLD.

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The Blades select agitator and penalty killer, C Forbes Kennedy.

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Forbes Kennedy was a consistent checker and penalty killer in an NHL career that lasted over 600 games. He never scored more than thirty points in a season but was known as a relentless competitor who would not back down from anyone even though he was only 5'8".
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The Blades select agitator and penalty killer, C Forbes Kennedy.
In MLD 7, after Murphy and I missed out on Metro Prystai, I went through a massive search, looking for a two-way line C. That's how I first heard of Charlie Burns. As well as George Gee and Ray Getliffe. And Forbes Kennedy. Good pick. If you do your research, there are lots of nice, pre-Selke checking centres to be had. (And better than the modern guys, like Craig Conroy, Rob Niedermayer, and, for now, Mike Fisher, who always get selected first).

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The Falcons are proud to select LW Gaetan Duchesne

Gaetan Duchesne enjoyed a successful 14-year NHL career with five different teams. As an eighth-round draft pick, 152nd overall in 1981, Duchesne surprised even the Washington Capitals, the club that selected him, by earning a roster spot in his rookie camp in the fall of 1982.

In that first season, Duchesne scored 18 goals and 19 assists for 37 points in 77 games. Duchesne's best individual season was in 1986-87, which turned out to be his last year in Washington. He netted 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points.

For the 1987-88 season, Duchesne had the opportunity to play before his hometown fans in Quebec City. During his two seasons with the Nordiques he had 32 goals and 44 assists for 76 points.

Over the next four years, Duchesne laced up his skates with the Minnesota North Stars. The pinnacle of his career occurred in the 1991 playoffs when the North Stars shocked the hockey world by advancing all the way to the Stanley Cup finals. Only Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins prevented Minnesota from hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup. Playing in that Cup final provided the greatest memories for Duchesne in his lengthy career.

Duchesne next played for a year-and-a-half in northern California with the San Jose Sharks before finishing out the 1994-95 season with the Florida Panthers. In 1996-97, the IHL Atlanta Knights moved relocated to Quebec City and Duchesne jumped at the opportunity to play for his hometown a second time. The NHL veteran would play two seasons with the club, serving as player-assistant coach in 1996-97.

Over the course of the next two seasons Duchesne stayed away from the rink, yet he returned as an assistant coach for the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts. Duchesne spent two seasons behind the bench with his old junior club before stepping down following the 2001-02 season.

Gaetan Duchesne played in 1,028 games, scored 179 goals and 254 assists for 433 points.

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Billy "Hinky" Harris



1955 Memorial Cup champion
Toronto Maple Leafs' top-scoring centre (1958, 1959)
Stanley Cup champion Maple Leaf (1962, 1963, 1964)

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in NHL All-Star Game (1958, 1962, 1963, 1964)

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In many ways, Billy Harris was the definitive Maple Leaf from the NHL's six-team days.

Harris was the Toronto boy who learned the game at the various levels of the Marlboro organization, never forgot an inspirational talk by Leaf captain Syl Apps to a peewee team's banquet and was a member of Leaf teams that won three consecutive Stanley Cup championships from 1962 to '64.

...often joked that he probably was born with the club's insignia etched on his body.

"When you grow up in the Broadview-Danforth area, go to Withrow Park school and spend all your time on the outdoor rink at Riverdale Park, you aren't likely to want to be a Boston Bruin," Harris said. "I once wrote letters to all the Leafs on the great teams after the war in the late '40s, telling each one he was my favourite player, then worried that they would compare the letters and say that this kid was full of it. I got cards with pictures from several of them which I kept all my life."

Hockey television commentator Harry Neale, who was a teammate in their Marlie days, said Harris was a superbly skilled hockey player and also a gentleman.

"He always struck me as being more of a gentleman than most of us who played hockey," Neale recalled yesterday. "He was always interested in other people, in their ups and their downs."
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The Falcons are proud to select LW Gaetan Duchesne

Gaetan Duchesne enjoyed a successful 14-year NHL career with five different teams. As an eighth-round draft pick, 152nd overall in 1981, Duchesne surprised even the Washington Capitals, the club that selected him, by earning a roster spot in his rookie camp in the fall of 1982.

In that first season, Duchesne scored 18 goals and 19 assists for 37 points in 77 games. Duchesne's best individual season was in 1986-87, which turned out to be his last year in Washington. He netted 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points.

For the 1987-88 season, Duchesne had the opportunity to play before his hometown fans in Quebec City. During his two seasons with the Nordiques he had 32 goals and 44 assists for 76 points.

Over the next four years, Duchesne laced up his skates with the Minnesota North Stars. The pinnacle of his career occurred in the 1991 playoffs when the North Stars shocked the hockey world by advancing all the way to the Stanley Cup finals. Only Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins prevented Minnesota from hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup. Playing in that Cup final provided the greatest memories for Duchesne in his lengthy career.

Duchesne next played for a year-and-a-half in northern California with the San Jose Sharks before finishing out the 1994-95 season with the Florida Panthers. In 1996-97, the IHL Atlanta Knights moved relocated to Quebec City and Duchesne jumped at the opportunity to play for his hometown a second time. The NHL veteran would play two seasons with the club, serving as player-assistant coach in 1996-97.

Over the course of the next two seasons Duchesne stayed away from the rink, yet he returned as an assistant coach for the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts. Duchesne spent two seasons behind the bench with his old junior club before stepping down following the 2001-02 season.

Gaetan Duchesne played in 1,028 games, scored 179 goals and 254 assists for 433 points.
...and 14 years later I still appreciate him hitting that crossbar in game 6!

But yeah, nice pick.

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