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1971 NHL DRAFT PICK
Earl Anderson
Selected in fifth round
No. 58 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Born February 24, 1951
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6-0   Weight: 185
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: North Dakota (WCHA)                      
Birthplace: Roseau, Minnesota (USA)
Hometown: Roseau, Minnesota
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1969-70 N. Dakota freshmanWCHA -- ---- ----
1970-71 North DakotaWCHA 3212 1729 22

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
N. Dakota Hoghaug Scholarship (Freshman Leader):
1969-70
Miscellaneous: Played at Roseau (Minn.) High School before entering University of North Dakota.
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 9, 1974 (Chicago at Detroit)
Numbers:  16 (Detroit); 16, 27 (Boston)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1978
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1974-1977 Detroit, Boston109 191938 22
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1975-1977 Boston50 110

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Missed most of 1975-76 season with charley horse that developed into a calcium deposit in his left thigh. Had surgery to correct problem in May 1976.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: North Dakota (WCHA); Team USA; London (Great Britain); Virginia (AHL); Rochester (AHL)
World Championships: 1973 (Pool B)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
North Dakota Tri-captain:
1972-73
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE: Detroit traded Anderson and Hank Nowak to Boston in exchange for Walt McKechnie and Boston's 1975 third-round draft pick (Claire Hamilton) on Feb. 18, 1975.

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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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