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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sept 25--16 Players

Since I have nothing for any of the 16 players who have today as their birthday, this from Aug 27, when I was on holidays and didn't post, here is

Robin Burns

Left-winger Robin Burns played nearly 200 NHL games in the 1970s. He was a decent goal scorer whose career statistics would have been better if his time was spent with better teams.
The Montreal native played a year with Notre Dame de Grace before joining the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1964-65. He was a solid grinder for three years in junior then played two seasons in the CHL with the Houston Apollos. After spending a year with the Montreal Voyageurs of the AHL, Burns was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the Montreal Canadiens.
Burns played sparingly for the Pens during his three years with their organization. Much of his time was spent with the Hershey Bears of the AHL where he led all playoff scorers with ten goals in 14 games while helping the club win the Calder Cup in 1974. Burns received his best shot to play in the NHL after he was claimed by the expansion Kansas City Scouts in June 1974. He scored 31 goals in two seasons and was a major boost to the club's power play. He also provided grit and leadership but the young team struggled and only looked good when compared to their expansion cousins, the Washington Capitals. Burns retired after being phased out when the club retooled prior to its move to Colorado in 1976.
He founded the ITECH hockey brand in 1984 with the launch of his innovative fully clear facial visor, a first in the hockey protective industry. He was the cousin of former NHL coach Pat Burns.

Blue ink signed card TTM.

Return envelope

Letter from Lisa apologizing for the delay, dated Jan 1986.

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