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Former NHL player Pentti Lund dies at 87

Updated: April 17, 2013, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

THUNDER BAY, Ontario -- Pentti Lund, the first Finnish-born player to score a goal in the NHL and the 1948-49 rookie of the year with the New York Rangers, has died. He was 87.

The Rangers said Wednesday that Lund died Tuesday in his hometown of Thunder Bay. Born in Karijoki, Finland, Lund moved with his family to the Thunder Bay area when he was 6.

After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, Lund made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins in the 1947-48 season, appearing ...

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