Signed as a free agent by California, October, 1971. Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 13, 1972. WHA rights traded to Phoenix (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for cash, June, 1974. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for cash, April, 1977. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for Butch Deadmarsh, December, 1977.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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