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Basil McRae

Basil McRae  #17

Left Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: January 5, 1961
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Beaverton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: QUE / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (87th overall)
Brother of Chris Traded to Toronto by Quebec for Richard Turmel, August 12, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 17, 1985. Traded to Quebec by Detroit with John Ogrodnick and Doug Shedden for Brent Ashton, Gilbert Delorme and Mark Kumpel, January 17, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 29, 1987. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to St. Louis by Tampa Bay with Doug Crossman and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (Andrei Petrakov) in 1996 Entry Draft for Jason Ruff, January 28, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 9, 1996.
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A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery