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The smart, hard-working, smooth-skating, playmaking center with a wicked wrist shot was selected 15th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. "Burnaby Joe" -- nicknamed after his hometown in British Columbia -- opted to spend a season with Swift Current of the WHL before his impressive debut season in the NHL (1988-89) was marred by an injury that many believe cost him the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year.

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