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Ken Linseman

Ken Linseman

Center
BIRTHDATE: August 11, 1958
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Kingston, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: PHI / 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1977) Traded to Hartford by Philadelphia with Greg Adams and Philadelphia's 1st (David Jensen) and 3rd (Leif Karlsson) round choices in 1983 Entry Draft for Mark Howe and Hartford's 3rd round choice (Derrick Smith) in 1983 Entry Draft, August 19, 1982. Traded to Edmonton by Harford with Dan Nachbaur for Risto Siltanen and the rights to Brent Loney, August 19, 1982. Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Mike Krushelnyski, June 21, 1984. Traded to Philadelphia by Boston for Dave Poulin, January 16, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 31, 1990. Traded to Toronto by Edmonton for cash, October 7, 1991.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday