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January/2004, Vol. 2, Issue 5
  • NHL hockey attracts the world's best, brightest

  • Canada remains world's hockey factory

  • Top 10 places that produce NHL players

  • Minnesota loves hockey in all shapes and sizes

  • Mt. St. Charles symbolizes New England's love of hockey

  • Influx of Eastern Europeans changed NHL landscape

  • Swedes, Finns have long been NHL stars

  • Photo of the month

  • Back issues of Impact

  • Hard Check Trivia


    Hard Check Trivia
    Impact! Magazine

    This is for only the true hockey experts out there. All others, don't waste your time. You can also find this query and others in the All-Star 2004 edition of NHL Impact! magazine, distributed in arenas throughout the League.

    In the 1986 Entry Draft, Detroit selected Joe Murphy at the top spot, making him the first collegiate player in NHL history to be taken first overall. It can be argued, though, that the Red Wings’ second-rounder had a better overall career despite scoring only 14 points in 78 games in Hockey Town. Name the second-round pick, the team to which the Wings dealt him, and the team with which he tallied more than 80 percent of his career points.

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    Hard Check Answer:

    Adam Graves was chosen in the second round, 22nd overall, by Detroit in 1986. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers with Joe Murphy, Petr Klima and Jeff Sharples for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland and Edmonton's 5th round choice in the 1991 Entry Draft (later traded to Montreal, which selected Brad Layzell) on November 2, 1989. From 1991 to 2001, Graves tallied 507 points (280 goals & 227 assists) in 772 games with the New York Rangers.