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Rob Whistle

Rob Whistle  #17

Defenseman
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: April 30, 1961
BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
OUAA First All-Star Team (1985) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 13, 1985. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Tony McKegney for Bruce Bell and future considerations, May 28, 1987. Traded to Washington by St. Louis for Washington's 6th round choice (Derek Frenette) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 19, 1988.
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You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals