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Born August 8, 1950 (1950-08-08) (age 59),
Westlock, Alberta
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Pro clubs Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft Rnd 1, 7th overall, 1970
Pittsburgh Penguins
Career 1970 – 1980

Greg Linn Polis (born August 8, 1950 in Westlock, Alberta) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Washington Capitals.

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Early life

Polis grew up in a prairie outpost called Dapp, Alberta, population 75. He would bring his pet Labrador Retriever onto the ice and play keep away with the puck as there were few kids in town. Statements such as "Greg's dog used to chase pucks for him in his childhood" - with associated cartoon - were an annual highlight of his Topps and O-Pee-Chee hockey cards in the early 1970s, the repetition of which became a source of amusement to hockey card collectors over the years.

Career

Polis advanced through the junior levels and was selected as the Pittsburgh Penguins first choice in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. He played in the All-Star Game during his first three years with the Penguins. Following a number of injuries, Polis served his last pro season with the Washington Capitals in 1979–80.

Awards and achievements

  • WCJHL First All-Star Team (1969, 1970)
  • All-Star Game: 1971, 1972, 1973
  • All-Star Game MVP: 1973
  • Pittsburgh Briere Award (Rookie of Year): 1970–71

External links

References

  • [1] Legends of Hockey/HHOF. Retrieved 17 Nov. 2006.
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