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Danny Gruen

Danny Gruen

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: June 26, 1952
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: DET / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (58th overall)
Scoring Leader CHL (1971) (tied with Lyle Moffat) Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973. Claimed by Phoenix (WHA) from Edmonton (WHA) in 1974 WHA Expansion Draft, May, 1974. Rights traded to Michigan (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for Jim Niekamp, May, 1974. Loaned to Winnipeg (WHA) by Michigan-Baltimore (WHA) for future considerations, February, 1975. Selected by Cleveland (WHA) from Michigan-Baltimore (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 19, 1975. Transferred to Minnesota (WHA) after Cleveland (WHA) franchise relocated, July, 1976. Traded to Calgary (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Butch Deadmarsh and John Arbour for cash, January, 1977. Rights traded to Colorado by Detroit for cash, February 11, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 17, 1977.
Quote of the Day

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