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Gene Sobchuk

Gene Sobchuk

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: February 19, 1951
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Lang, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 160 DRAFTED: NYR / 1971 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (109th overall)
Brother of Dennis Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Vancouver (Seattle-WHL) from Vancouver in Reverse Draft, June, 1973. Traded to Detroit (Virginia-AHL) by Seattle (WHL) for the loan of Ken Murray, February 18, 1974. Claimed by Cincinnati (WHA) from Los Angeles (WHA) prior to WHA Expansion Draft, June, 1974. Loaned to Phoenix (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for 1974-75 season, June, 1974.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals