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Brian Lawton

Brian Lawton  #17

Center
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: June 29, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: New Brunswick, NJ, United States
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: MNS / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Igor Liba and the rights to Rick Bennett for Paul Jerrard, Mark Tinordi, the rights to Bret Barnett and Mike Sullivan and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Murray Garbutt) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 11, 1988. Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers with Norm MacIver and Don Maloney for Carey Wilson and Hartford's 5th round choice (Lubos Rob) in 1990 Entry Draft, December 26, 1988. Claimed on waivers by Quebec from Hartford, December 1, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Boston, February 7, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 27, 1990. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 9, 1991. Traded to New Jersey by San Jose for future considerations, January 22, 1993.
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It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness