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Nelson Debenedet

Nelson Debenedet

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: December 31, 1947
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Cordenons, Italy
WEIGHT: 195
Shoots: Left
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September, 1971. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for Hank Nowak and Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (Dan Mandryk) in 1974 Amateur Draft, May 27, 1974.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday