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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feb 2--Groundhog Day

There are 23 former and active NHL players who share birthdays on this day. Lets look at Kjell Dahlin, Feb 2, 1963. Played 3 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, 1985/86-1987/88. Rookie season played 71 games with 32 goals and 39 assists for 71 points. Also won Stanley Cup with some other rookie named Patrick Roy. Injuries plagued him the next two seasons, limiting him to 89 GP 25 G  20A  45 PTS. Returned to Sweden and played 6 years for Farjestads BK Karlstad. I don't remember the year (late 80's) but wrote to him asking if he could autograph his cards for me. I sent an 1986/87 OPC #15 player card and #262 Rookie scoring leader card. He returned these signed in blue ballpoint pen and a 4"x6" team postcard signed in blue marker on the back (finger print smudge included). I have the envelope somewhere still. Happy Birthday Kjell.

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