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|1972 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in second round
24 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins
Born May 28, 1952
Height: 6-2 Weight: 180
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
| Debut: October 7, 1972 (Los Angeles at
Numbers: 3 (Pittsburgh); 21, 3 (Detroit); 19, 2 (Washington)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1979
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Pittsburgh, Detroit, Wash.||382||
AWARDS AND HONORS
1974-75: Played on first Washington Capitals team.
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1974-75 season with fractured jaw
suffered in game against N.Y. Rangers on Feb. 8, 1975. It was only his second
game in a Washington uniform. Returned to lineup
later in the month and finished season wearing lacrosse helmet on ice to
protect his jaw. ... Set Washington record (since broken) for goals by a
defenseman with nine in 1975-76. ... Set Washington record (since broken) for
penalty minutes in game with 24 against California on Jan. 2, 1976. ... Was
most often paired with Yvon Labre on Washington defense. ... Set Washington
record (since broken) for assists by a defenseman with 25 in 1976-77. ... Was
known for his "Stork Shuffle" or "Malibu Stork Dance," which he performed in
Washington whenever he scored a goal. ... Missed most of 1977-78 season with
ligament damage in knee, an injury that required season-ending surgery. He
suffered the injury on Dec. 13, 1977, when he collided with the Canucks' HIlliard Graves in Vancouver.
|Post-Draft Teams: Hershey (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by Miami)
1973-74: Played 20 regular-season
games for Hershey team that went on to win AHL playoff title.
Miscellaneous: Was interested in
sports writing and broadcasting during his playing days, and filed columns for Washington-area
newspapers during the Capitals' 10-day tour of Japan in April 1976. ... Went
into broadcasting after his retirement, and became color commentator for OHL
Game of the Week on CTV Sportsnet.
Personal: Full name is John Alan Lynch.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Pittsburgh traded Lynch and Jim
Rutherford to Detroit in exchange for Ron Stackhouse on January 17, 1974.||
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