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Kasper, Steve
Boston Bruins

In relative terms to the rest of the NHL, Montreal Quebec native STEVE KASPER was small -- just 5'8" and 175 pounds. But the swift-skating centre was adept at both goal scoring and preventing the other team from doing the same. In 1981-82, KASPER was in his second season with the Boston Bruins. Although slightly off his rookie scoring pace (56 points), KASPER garnered 51 points on 20 goals and 31 assists. But as a forward, he was equally recognized in his own end of the rink, and was frequently used to help shut down the opposing team's first line. In doing so, KASPER did the unthinkable -- he loosened Bob Gainey's grip on the SELKE TROPHY after four straight years, winning it himself at the end of the 1981-82 season. Gainey was voted runner-up. The Bruins finished the season in second place behind the Canadiens in the highly competitive Adams Division that year. STEVE KASPER enjoyed a successful thirteen-year career in the NHL. After breaking in with the Bruins in 1980, STEVE played there for eight and a half seasons before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Bobby Carpenter in January 1989. In May 1991, Los Angeles sent KASPER, Steve Duchesne and a draft pick to Philadelphia in return for Jari Kurri and Jeff Chychrun. After recovering from knee surgery, KASPER was traded from the Flyers to the Tampa Bay Lightning in December 1992, and STEVE KASPER retired at the end of the 1992-93 season.

Kasper, Steve