July 30–Reed Larson

Posted: July 31, 2011 in Uncategorized
Reed Larson

Selected by Minnesota Fighting Saints round 14 #220 overall 1974 WHA Amateur Draft
Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 2 #22 overall 1976 NHL Amateur Draft

Larson broke into the NHL via the Detroit Red Wings where he was a runner-up for the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.  He was the first American-born player and the sixth defenseman to score 200 career goals.
After ten seasons as a fixture on the Red Wings blueline, he  joined the Bruins for two and a half seasons before rounding out his NHL days with the Oilers, Islanders, North Stars and Sabres.
Larson then headed overseas to play and coach in Italy for four years. Afterwards, he returned to Minnesota to play nine games for the Moose of the IHL before hanging up his skates for good. The finishing touch to his career came with his election to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996

Years Teams GP G A TP PIM
1977-1990 Detroit, Boston, Edmonton,
NYI, Minnesota, Buffalo
904 222 463 685 1,391
Years Teams GP G A TP PIM
1978-1989 Detroit, Boston, Minnesota 32 4 7 11 63

Received these blue ink signed cards TTM.


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