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Lund, Pentti
New York Rangers

PENTTI LUND was the first Finnish born player to win an NHL trophy. Although born in Karijoki, not far from Helsinki, the LUND family moved to Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) when PENTTI was just six years old. He learned his hockey talents on the numerous outdoor rinks that Port Arthur housed at the time. LUND was signed by the Boston Bruins before the Second World War, and reported to the Bruins less than a week after his discharge from the Canadian Navy. Although he played in one playoff game for the Bruins in 1946-47, and two more the next post-season, it wasn't until he was traded to the New York Rangers with Billy Taylor in return for Grant Warwick during the 1947-48 season that PENTTI LUND would play a regular season game. Immediately inserted into the Rangers lineup, LUND finished the season with 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points, the most productive season of his five-year career, and was selected as the NHL's finest rookie, winning the CALDER TROPHY. The Rangers' Allan Stanley came in second.

Lund, Pentti