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Ken Block

Ken Block

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: March 18, 1944
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Steinbach, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 191
Shoots: Left
Claimed by Los Angeles from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Toronto by Los Angeles for the rights to Red Kelly, June 8, 1967. Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 13, 1972. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by San Diego (WHA) for Jim Hargreaves, January, 1975.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic