John Blum

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For the writer on American political history, see John Morton Blum. For the current ice hockey defenseman, see Jonathon Blum.
John Blum
Born (1959-09-08) September 8, 1959 (age 57)
Detroit, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1981–1995

John Joseph Blum (born September 8, 1959) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman.

Blum was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, Michigan. His high school hockey teammate was comedian Dave Coulier.[1] Blum played both high school and college hockey under head coach John Giordano.

Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers in 1981, Blum played mostly in the minors before being traded to the Boston Bruins, a team that he would play for three different times during his career. He also played for the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings.

Blum would later serve as an assistant coach in the minor leagues for the Detroit Falcons, Saginaw Lumber Kings, Detroit Vipers, Toledo Storm, and Motor City Mechanics.

Blum is now acting director of youth hockey for the SharpShooters in Pompano Beach, FL.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1980–81 [2]


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  2. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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