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Biographical Info

Known as “The Turk”, Derek Sanderson was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1965. He played his first full season with them in 1967-1968 and won the Calder Trophy. He was known as a tough guy but was also considered the best two-way forward in the game. He won two Stanley Cups with Boston in 1970 and 1972 and embraced the new “swinger” look of the 70’s. Jumping to the WHA in 1972, Sanderson became the world’s highest paid athlete at $2.65 million. After only eight games, the Philadelphia Blazers bought out his contract and sent him back to the NHL. Sanderson was traded to the New York Rangers in 1974 and then bounced between St. Louis, Vancouver and Pittsburgh before retiring in 1978. After facing tremendous personal struggles, he is now an investment specialist in Boston and helps athletes properly manage their assets.

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