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Ravlich started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins. He would also play with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and Los Angeles Kings. His career would last from 1963 to 1973.
Ravlich fell in with the Providence Reds when the Boston Bruins claimed his rights from the Blackhawks during an Intra-League Draft in 1961. Two years later, he finally saw NHL ice on the Bruins' blueline. The dream lasted only two games, however, before heading back to the AHL where he toiled until the Blackhawks reclaimed his rights and gave him a full-time job in 1964-65.
In 1967, Ravlich broke his leg in a contest against the Detroit Red Wings. The injury never completely healed. As such, he missed the regular season but returned for the playoffs in time to catch a puck above his eye and twelve stitches. By 1969, the Detroit Red Wings picked Ravlich off in an Intra-League Draft. He stayed around for 46 games before joining the Los Angeles Kings for a season and a half.
Ravlich retired from hockey in 1974.
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