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John Blum
Position Defence
Shoots Right
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born October 8 1959 (1959-10-08) (age 57),
Detroit, MI, USA
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1981 – 1995

John Joseph Blum (born September 8, 1958, in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American ice hockey defenseman.

He played hockey at the University of Michigan from 1977 to 1981. He was not drafted by any NHL team.

Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers in 1981, Blum played mostly in the minors before being traded to the Boston Bruins, a team that he would play for three different times during his career. He also played for the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings.

His best years were with the Bruins in 1984-85 and 1985-86 when he was an NHL regular.

Blum retired in 1995. In his NHL career he played in 250 games ans scored 7 goals and 34 assists.

After his retirement Blum went into coaching. Among other jobs he was the head coach of the Saginaw Lumber Kings in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

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