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JOHN KORDIC NHL seasons: 7 | Teams: Canadiens,
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JOHN KORDIC
NHL seasons: 7 | Teams: Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Capitals, Nordiques
Summary: Kordic (above, left) won a Stanley Cup with the Canadiens as a rookie in 1986 and piled up 997 penalty minutes in 247 games, died in 1992 after a drug overdose and a struggle with police. He was 7.

(Credit: AP, 1987)

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