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Robbie Ftorek

Robbie Ftorek  #8

Center
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: January 2, 1952
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Needham, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 155
WEC-B All-Star Team (1972) WHA Second All-Star Team (1976, 1978) WHA First All-Star Team (1977, 1979) Gordie Howe Trophy (Most Valuable Player WHA) (1977) Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 13, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 15, 1972. WHA rights traded to Phoenix (WHA) by New England (WHA) for cash, June, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA) after Phoenix (WHA) franchise folded, May 30, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, August 13, 1979. Traded to NY Rangers by Quebec with Quebec's 8th round choice (Brian Glynn) in 1982 Entry Draft for Jere Gillis and Dean Talafous (later changed to Pat Hickey (March 8, 1982) when Talafous decided to retire), December 30, 1981.
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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