Pentti Lund

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Pentti Lund
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Lund on the New York Rangers
Born December 6, 1925(1925-12-06)
Karijoki, Finland
Died April 16, 2013(2013-04-16) (aged 87)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Winger
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Playing career 1943–1953

Pentti Alexander Lund (born December 6, 1925 – April 16, 2013)[1] was a Finnish-Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played for the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. During his first year he was the recipient of the Calder Trophy. Lund is often said to have been the first Finnish player in the National Hockey League.[2] (Albert Pudas, however, played 4 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1926-1927). Lund moved to Canada from Finland at the age of six.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sports legend Lund dies at 87
  2. Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.34, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9