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Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18--Don Awrey

Don Awrey

 Awrey played for the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA  before being signed by the Bruins. He made his NHL debut in 1963-64 after graduating from the Flyers in the OHL, though it was still three years before he made the Bruins full-time. ( his first of 17 seasons in the league.) Don's proudest moment of his career came in 1972 when he was chosen to play for Team Canada in the Summit Series against the Russians.
Aside from his stints in Boston and Montreal he also played for St.Louis, Pittsburgh, NY Rangers and finally for Colorado Rockies in 1978-79. This great shot blocking defenseman wasn't flashy but he was very tough to get around and he did his job admirably. He played in 979 career games.

Received these black sharpie signatures IP. The\is was at one of the Original Six Old Timers tournaments. He also signed the 69/70 OPC #203 featuring Skip Krakes picture. Too bad I didn't get the Krake #141 signed. I have the Larmer/Ludzik and Otto/Lemay switched photos signed.

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