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Joe Cirella

Joe Cirella  #6

Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: May 9, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: CLR / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1983) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1983) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984) Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982. Traded to Quebec by New Jersey with Claude Loiselle and New Jersey's 8th round choice (Alexander Karpovtsev) in 1990 Entry Draft for Walt Poddubny and Quebec's 4th round choice (Mike Bodnarchuk) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 17, 1989. Traded to NY Rangers by Quebec for Aaron Miller and NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Bill Lindsay) in 1991 Entry Draft, January 17, 1991. Claimed by Florida from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, October 10, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Milwaukee (IHL) following release from Ottawa, December 1, 1995.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres