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1970 NHL DRAFT PICK
Greg Polis
Selected in first round
No. 7 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins

Born August 8, 1950
Position: Left Wing
Height: 6-0   Weight: 190
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Estevan (WCHL)                              
Birthplace: Westlock, Alberta (Canada)
Hometown: Dapp, Alberta
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1966-67 EstevanWCHL54 1220 3283
1967-68 EstevanWCHL 5935 3267 124
1968-69 EstevanWCHL 6040 85125 94
1969-70 EstevanWCHL 6048 56104 69

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
WCHL All-Star First Team:
1968-69, 1969-70
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 10, 1970 (Buffalo at Pittsburgh)
Numbers:  22 (Pittsburgh); 9 (St. Louis); 20 (NYR); 18 (Washington)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1981
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1970-1980 PIT, STL, NYR, WAS615 174169343 391
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1972-1975 Pittsburgh, N.Y. Rangers7 022 6

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game:
1971, 1972, 1973
All-Star Game MVP: 1973
Pittsburgh Briere Award (Rookie of Year): 1970-71
Pittsburgh Goals Leader: 1971-72 (30, tie)
Miscellaneous: Missed part of his rookie year with mononucleosis.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: New Haven (AHL); Hershey (AHL)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
1979-80:
Played nine regular-season games for Hershey team that went on to win AHL playoff championship.
1980-81: Played two games for Hershey team that went on to win AHL regular-season championship.
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by Alberta)
Miscellaneous: Nicknamed "Pole Cat" and "Pole Eye."
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE: Pittsburgh traded Polis, Bryan Watson and 1974 Round 2 pick (Bob Hess) to St. Louis in exchange for Steve Durbano, Ab Demarco and J. Bob Kelly on January 17, 1974.

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SNAPSHOT '70
Total Selected: 115
Forwards: 66
Defense: 36
Goaltenders: 12
Position n/a: 1
Major Junior: 87
College Players: 18
Canadian: 109
Euro-Canadian: 0
USA Citizens: 6
U.S.-Born: 6
European: 0
Reached NHL: 60
Won Stanley Cup: 7
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 11
Year-end All-Star: 4
Olympians: 2
Picks Traded: 13
 
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