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John Van Boxmeer

John Van Boxmeer  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: November 20, 1952
BIRTHPLACE: Petrolia, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: MTL / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
OJHL First All-Star Team (1972) Traded to Colorado by Montreal for Colorado's 3rd round choice (Craig Levie) in 1979 Entry Draft and cash, November 24, 1976. Traded to Buffalo by Colorado for Rene Robert, October 5, 1979. Claimed by Quebec from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1983.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson