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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.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday