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Dennis Maruk

Dennis Maruk

Center
BIRTHDATE: November 17, 1955
BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: CSE / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (21st overall)
Metro OHA-B Rookie of the Year (1971) OHA-Jr. Rookie of the Year (1973) OMJHL MVP (1975) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1978, 1982) Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Protected by Minnesota prior to Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Traded to Washington by Minnesota for Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Tom McCarthy) in 1979 Entry Draft, October 18, 1978. Traded to Minnesota by Washington for Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Stephen Leach) in 1984 Entry Draft, July 5, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Lake Charles (WPHL), March 3, 1999. Played w/ RHI's Minnesota Blue Ox in 1995 (2-0-0-0-11).

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory