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Ivan Boldirev

Ivan Boldirev  #12

Center
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: August 15, 1949
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Zrenjanin, Serbia
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: BOS / 1969 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1971) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1978) Traded to California by Boston for Rich Leduc and Chris Oddleifson, November 17, 1971. Traded to Chicago by California for Len Frig and Mike Christie, May 24, 1974. Traded to Atlanta by Chicago with Phil Russell and Darcy Rota for Tom Lysiak, Pat Ribble, Greg Fox, Harold Phillipoff and Miles Zaharko, March 13, 1979. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta with Darcy Rota for Don Lever and Brad Smith, February 8, 1980. Traded to Detroit by Vancouver for Mark Kirton, January 17, 1983.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers