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1971 NHL DRAFT PICK
Gene Carr
Selected in first round
No. 4 overall by St. Louis Blues

Born September 17, 1951
Position: Center / Left Wing
Height: 5-11   Weight: 185
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Flin Flon (WCHL)                             
Birthplace: Nanaimo, British Columbia (Canada)
Hometown: Nanaimo, British Columbia
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1969-70 Flin FlonWCHL 60 2251 73118
1970-71 Flin FlonWCHL 6236 68104 150

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
WCHL Rookie of Year:
1969-70 (Flin Flon)
WCHL All-Star First Team: 1970-71 (Flin Flon)
BCJHL All-Star Second Team: 1968-69 (Kelowna)
Miscellaneous: Played for Kelowna of BCJHL ifrom 1967-69.
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 9, 1971 (Chicago at St. Louis)
Numbers:  15 (St. Louis); 9, 20 (N.Y. Rangers); 12 (Los Angeles); 28 (Pittsburgh); 14 (Atlanta)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1979
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1971-1979 STL, NYR, LA, PIT, ATL465 79136215 365
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1972-1979 N.Y. Rangers, LA, Atlanta35 5813 66

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost):
1972 (New York)
Pittsburgh Player of Month: December 1977
Miscellaneous: Career nearly ended when he injured head in 1973 taxicab accident. ... Suspended for first two games of 1975-76 season for shoving a linesman over the boards during brawl in final game of 1975 Los Angeles vs. Toronto playoff series. ... Missed half of 1975-76 season after having back surgery to remove spinal fluid that was pinching nerves in his left leg. ... Selected by Winnipeg in 1979 NHL Expansion Draft, but retired before 1979-80 season began.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Providence (AHL); Tulsa (CHL)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick:
1972 (by Miami)
Miscellaneous: Befriended rock star Glenn Frey of the Eagles in the mid-1970s. Frey would often wear Carr's No. 12 jersey onstage at concerts. ... Was co-owner of restaurant in Nanaimo, B.C., during his playing days.
Personal: Son of former NHL player Alfred "Red" Carr.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE: St. Louis traded Carr, Jim Lorentz and Wayne Connelly to New York in exchange for Jack Egers, Andre Dupont, Mike Murphy and future considerations on November 15, 1971.

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SNAPSHOT '71
Total Selected: 117
Forwards: 63
Defense: 45
Goaltenders: 9
Major Junior: 84
College Players: 19
Canadian: 107
Euro-Canadian: 2
USA Citizens: 8
U.S.-Born: 8
European: 0
Reached NHL: 50
Won Stanley Cup: 3
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 10
Year-end All-Star: 5
Olympians: 4
Picks Traded: 18
 
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