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Danny Gruen

Danny Gruen  #16

Left Wing
NUMBER: 16 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.
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Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.

— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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