Dennis Maruk

Dennis Maruk

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Born:

November 17, 1955 Toronto, ON, CAN

Height:

5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Weight:

165 lb (75 kg)

Position:

Centre

Shoots:

Left

Played for:

NHL California Golden Seals Cleveland Barons
Minnesota North Stars Washington Capitals

NHL Draft:

21st overall, 1975 California Golden Seals

Playing Career:

1975-1989

Biography

A Red Tilson award winner as the OHL’s MVP he was drafted 21st overall by the California Seals in the 1975 NHL draft

His career got off to a hot start posting scoring over 30 goals twice in his first three seasons in the league…. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.

After being dealt to the Washington Capitals Dennis would go on score 50 goals during the 1980-81 season and then score an incredible 60 the following year. His 60 goal total with the Capitals was a record that stood until named Ovechkin came along and potted 65 in one season.

He would finish his career with Minnesota retiring after the 1988-89 season.