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Stanley Cup Final
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James Rutherford

James Rutherford

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: February 17, 1949
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Beeton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 168 DRAFTED: DET / 1969 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1969) Claimed by Pittsburgh from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971. Traded to Detroit by Pittsburgh with Jack Lynch for Ron Stackhouse, January 17, 1974. Traded to Toronto by Detroit for Mark Kirton, December 4, 1980. Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto for Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Barry Brigley) in 1981 Entry Draft, March 10, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 13, 1982.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3