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John Gruden

John Gruden  #17

Defenseman
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: June 4, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: BOS / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (168th overall)
USHL Defenseman of the Year (1990) CCHA First All-Star Team (1994) NCAA West First All-American Team (1994) IHL Second All-Star Team (1998) AHL First All-Star Team (2002) Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 7, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury in training camp, October 1, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Eisbaren Berlin (Germany), May 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 18, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, November 10, 2003.
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I just wanted to do something to take my mind off the shot and let me relax a little bit. It seemed like the fans liked it. I'm glad I was able to score.

— Oilers forward Taylor Hall on lifting his arms to fire up the crowd before his penalty shot
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