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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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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres