Larry Lund

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Larry Lund
Born (1940-08-09) August 9, 1940 (age 76)
Penticton, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Houston Aeros (WHA)
Muskegon Zephyrs (IHL)
San Francisco Seals (WHL)
Minneapolis Bruins (CPHL)
Seattle Totems (WHL)
Quebec Aces (AHL)
Phoenix Roadrunners (WHL)
NHL Draft Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1960–1978

Larry Lund (born September 9, 1940 in Penticton, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who was a star player in the World Hockey Association playing 459 games all with the Houston Aeros.

Playing career[edit]

Lund was a veteran minor-leaguer, who was more famous for founding Okanagan Hockey School, than as a hockey player, until the World Hockey Association came into existence in 1972. The upstart league presented opportunities not only for high-profile NHL stars, but minor league and players outside North America as well. Signing with the Houston franchise, Lund has said that he went from earning $22,000 in the minors to $150,000 in the WHA.[1]

Lund twice won the WHA championship.

While never playing in the NHL, Lund had a significant career in the WHA as he won the League Championship Avco Cup twice and finishing at #12 all-time in points.[2] Lund's best season was 1974–75[3] when he led his team in points with 108, ahead of the legendary Gordie Howe, to finish fifth overall in league points, he participated in the annual All-Star game[4] and his team won the League Championship. In his WHA career, he had 149 goals, 277 assists, with 426 points alongside 20 goals, 25 assists and 45 points in the playoffs.

Lund was the owner of the Barley Mill Brew Pub in Penticton, BC.[1]

Honours[edit]

On July 25, 2008, Larry Lund was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall Of Fame.[5][6]

In 2012, he was inducted into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mason, Gary (2003). Old-timers on the road. Greystone Books. p. 138. ISBN 1-55054-939-1. 
  2. ^ "SEVEN SEASONS: WHA All-Time Leaders". Arthur R. Chidlovski. Retrieved Dec 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ Houston Aeros 74-75 Season summary http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/HSA/1975.html
  4. ^ "SEVEN SEASONS: WHA 1974-1975". Arthur R. Chidlovski. Retrieved Dec 12, 2009. 
  5. ^ "BCHHF - BC Hockey Hall of Fame". Hockey Now. Retrieved Dec 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ "BCHHF - Welcoming The New Inductees for 2008". Hockey Now. Retrieved Dec 12, 2009. 
  7. ^ WHA Hall of Fame Members

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