|Debut:||October 9, 1974
(Detroit vs. Chicago)
|Final NHL game:|| May 12, 1977 (Stanley Cup Finals)
(Boston vs. Montreal)
|Stanley Cup:||Never won|
|Numbers worn:||16 (Detroit); 16, 27 (Boston)|
Years: 1974-1977. Playoffs: 1975-1977
|Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Complete statistics available at NHL.com|
Named to 1969 Minnesota high school All-Tournament Team with Roseau. ... Won North Dakota Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship as most dedicated freshman in 1969-70.
Also played center during his pro career. ... Served as one of North Dakota's tri-captains in his senior season of 1972-73. ... Scored first North Dakota goal in history of the school's Winter Sports Center on Nov. 10, 1972 in 5-4 win over Colorado College. ... Played for Team USA in second annual World Cup Hockey Tournament at Bloomington, Minn., and scored goal in 6-5 loss to Canada on Dec. 31, 1972. In the final game on Jan. 2, 1973, he scored another goal in the Americans' 13-3 loss to what was essentially same Soviet team that faced Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. Team USA, coached by "Badger" Bob Johnson, finished sixth in the six-team, round-robin event.. ... Played on Team USA squad that finished second in the 1973 IIHF World Championship Group B tournament at Graz, Austria. He finished the tournament with eight goals and 12 points in seven games. ... Led London Lions (Great Britain) with 62 goals in 70 games in 1973-74. He also played for London in the 1973 Ahearne Cup tournament in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Scored game-winner and had two assists in Boston's 7-2 home win over St. Louis on March 16, 1975.
Feb. 18, 1975 -- Traded by Detroit
with Hank Nowak to Boston in exchange for Walt McKechnie and 1975
third-round pick (Clarke Hamilton).
Full Name: Earl Orlin
Other Post-Draft Teams: North Dakota (WCHA); London (Great Britain); Virginia (AHL); Rochester (AHL)
Education: Graduated from University of North Dakota.
Career Beyond Hockey: Returned to his hometown of Roseau, Minn., after retirement, and became the president of D&E Sports Shop, a local boat and powersports equipment dealership. He also coached his son in youth hockey.
Family: Father of former Roseau High School goaltender Ryan "Bob" Anderson.
Missed remainder of 1975-76 season with charley horse in left thigh, an injury suffered during Boston's Oct. 19, 1975, game vs. Toronto. The charley horse developed into a calcium deposit, and he needed off-season surgery to correct the problem in May 1976. Because he was recovering from the surgery, he was unavailable to be part of Team USA for the inaugural Canada Cup tournament. He could not even resume skating until Sept. 1, 1976.
|Played on a line with Brad Colehour during his years at North Dakota.||Spent 1973-74 in England with Detroit's experimental British affiilate, the London Lions.||Played under head coach Don Cherry during his parts of three seasons in Boston.||Was first of many players from Roseau High School to be drafted by an NHL team.|
|Won Stanley Cup:||3|
|Hall of Fame:||3|
|1971 PICKS BY TEAM|
OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1971