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John Slaney

John Slaney  #45

Defenseman
NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: February 7, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: St. John's, NL, Canada
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: WSH / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1990) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (1990) OHL Second All-Star Team (1991) AHL First All-Star Team (2001, 2002) Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman AHL) (2001, 2002) AHL Second All-Star Team (2004) Traded to Colorado by Washington for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Shawn McNeil) in 1996 Entry Draft, July 12, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Colorado for Winnipeg's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected Brian Willsie) in 1996 Entry Draft, December 28, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 19, 1997. Claimed by Nashville from Phoenix in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 30, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh for Kevin Stevens, January 14, 2001.
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I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday
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