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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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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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