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Larry Lund
Position Centre
Shot Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Houston Aeros (WHA)
Muskegon Zephyrs (IHL)
San Francisco Seals (WHL)
Minneapolis Bruins (CPHL)
Seattle Totems (WHL)
Quebec Aces (AHL)
Phoenix Roadrunners (WHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 9 1940 (1940-08-09) (age 76),
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Pro Career 1960 – 1978

Larry Lund (born September 9, 1940 in Penticton, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 459 games in the World Hockey Association all with the Houston Aeros.

Playing careerEdit

He played junior hockey for the Edmonton Oil Kings and turned pro with the Muskegon Zephyrs in 1961. From 1963 to 1972 Lund spent most of his career in the Western Hockey League.

Lund was a veteran minor-leaguer until the World Hockey Association came into existence in 1972. The upstart league presented opportunities not only for high-profile NHL stars, but minor league and players outside North America as well. Signing with the Houston franchise, Lund has stated that he went from earning $22,000 in the minors to $150,000 in the WHA. Although never playing in the NHL, he was to have a significant career in the WHA as he won the League Championship Avco Cup twice and finishing at #12 all-time in points.

Lund's best season was 1974–75 when he lead his team in points with 108, ahead of the legendary Gordie Howe, to finish fifth overall in league points, he participated in the annual All-Star game and his team won the Avco World Trophy.

In 459 regular season WHA games, Lund scored 149 goals and 277 assists. In the WHA playoffs, Lund scored 20 goals and 45 assists in 59 games.

On July 25, 2008, Larry Lund was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall Of Fame.


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