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Larry Sacharuk

Larry Sacharuk  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: September 16, 1952
BIRTHPLACE: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
DRAFTED: NYR / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (21st overall)
WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis for Bob MacMillan, September 20, 1975. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 1st round choice (later traded back to NY Rangers NY Rangers selected Lucien DeBlois) in 1977 Amateur Draft for Greg Polis, August 29, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (WHA), July, 1978.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players