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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
18 overall by Boston Bruins
Born February 12, 1954
Height: 6-1 Weight: 190
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Swift Current (WCHL)
Birthplace: Oak Lake, Manitoba (Canada)
Oak Lake, Manitoba
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as No.
21 overall prospect in the 1974 NHL draft. ... Was Swift Current linemate of his future WHA teammate Terry
|Never played in NHL.|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Signed with Boston in January
1979, following demise of Indianapolis (WHA) franchise. ... Was not offered
contract by Boston following 1978-79 season, and signed with Detroit as
unrestricted free agent in September 1979.
|Post-Draft Teams: Houston (WHA); Oklahoma
City (CHL); Indianapolis (WHA); Rochester (AHL); Kalamazoo (IHL); Adirondack (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Avco Trophy: 1975 (Houston)
WHA Draft Pick: 1974 (by Cincinnati, No. 3 overall in Round 1)
1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77: Played on WHA regular-season champion
1979-80: Played 12 games for Kalamazoo team that won IHL regular-season
and playoff titles, but was not with team during postseason.
Miscellaneous: WHA rights traded by Cincinnati to Houston for WHA rights to Dick Spannbauer in July 1974. ... Scored two goals to help
beat St. Louis (NHL) 5-4 in his first exhibition game playing for Houston (WHA).
It was the first time an NHL team had played a WHA team in an exhibition game.
... Scored goal in first WHA game. ... Played on all-rookie "Kid Line" with
Terry Ruskowski and Rich Preston for Houston in 1974-75. ... Wore No. 27 with
Houston in honor of his idol, Frank Mahovlich. ... Missed parts of 1974-75
season with broken nose and foot injury. ... Remained in Houston and coached
amateur team during summer of 1976. ... Missed most of 1977 WHA playoffs with
hepatitis. ... Played on Houston (WHA) team that folded after 1977-78 season.
Rights were sold to Winnipeg in July 1978 and then traded to Indianapolis for
future considerations in August 1978. ... Played on Indianapolis (WHA) team
that folded on Dec. 15, 1978, and was one of Wayne Gretzky's first
Personal: Full name is John Donald Larway.
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