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Neil Strain

Neil Strain  #21

Left Wing
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: February 24, 1926
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Kenora, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 165
Shoots: Left
Signed as a free agent by Valleyfield (QSHL), October 10, 1946. Traded to NY Rangers (Denver-USHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Bill Richardson, Bob Jackson and Joe McArthur for Wally Hergesheimer, September 5, 1950. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers with Emile Francis and cash for Johnny Bower and Eldred Kobussen, July 20, 1953. Traded to Edmonton (WHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for cash, November 16, 1953.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers