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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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I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday