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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in third round
46 overall by Atlanta Flames
Born March 9, 1954
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)
St. Paul, Minnesota
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1974 (Minnesota)
Minnesota Pond Award (Rookie of Year): 1972-73 (co-winner)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
No. 22 overall prospect in the 1974 NHL draft. ... Attended Hill-Murray High
School in Maplewood, Minn., prior to entering University of Minnesota, and was
a high school teammate of future NHL player Dave Langevin.
|Never played in NHL.|
|Post-Draft Teams: Mohawk Valley (NAHL);
Hampton, Greensboro (SHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick: 1974 (by Houston, No. 15 overall in Round 1)
1976-77: Played 11 regular-season games for Hampton team that was
leading SHL when league folded on Jan. 31, 1977.
Miscellaneous: Traded by Houston (WHA) with John Hughes to Cincinnati in exchange for
future considerations (Don Larway) in June 1974. ... Loaned by Cincinnati to
Indianapolis (WHA) for 1974-75 season since Cincinnati was not entering league
until following year. ... Played on Greensboro (SHL) team that folded on Jan.
7, 1977. ... Became active in Minnesota youth hockey after his retirement,
serving as board member of Mahtomedi Youth Hockey Association.
Personal: Full name is Richard Spannbauer.
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