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John Kelly

John Kelly  #25

Right Wing
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: June 6, 1946
BIRTHPLACE: Fort William, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: TOR / 1967 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (16th overall)
Traded to Columbus (IHL) by Port Huron (IHL) for cash, November, 1968. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL), October, 1969. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus (IHL) for cash, October, 1970. Traded to Rochester (AHL) by NY Rangers for $7,500, October, 1972. Traded to NY Rangers by Rochester (AHL) for Bill Knibbs and $20,000, June, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers for Norm Dennis and Don Borgeson, September 8, 1973. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis with Steve Durbano and Ab DeMarco Jr. for Bryan Watson, Greg Polis and Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Bob Hess) in 1974 Amateur Draft, January 17, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 17, 1977.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016