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BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

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- Born: May 9, 1965 - Place: Cranbrook, B.C. Moved to Nepean from Kamloops, B.C. at age 10.

- Selected: Detroit Red Wings, No. 4 overall on June 8, 1983 from the OHL's Peterborough Petes. Brian Lawton was drafted No. 1 to Minnesota North Stars, Sylvain Turgeon went No. 2 to Montreal Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres took Pat Lafontaine No. 3 and Tom Barrasso No. 5.

- Schools attended in Ottawa: Bell's Corners Public; D. Aubrey Moodie; Bell High School.

- Parents: Ron and Jean. One of five kids.

- Brothers: Michael, Gary and Chris. Sister: Roni-Jean.

- Family: Married to Lisa Brennan. Three children: Isabella, 11, Maria, 6, and Sophia, 5.

- Residence: Birmingham, Mich.

- Injury history: Fractured collarbone, Jan. 31, 1986; Right knee surgery, March 1, 1988; Injured right knee in playoffs, April 8, 1991; Herniated disc, Oct. 21, 1993 (26 games); Sprained knee, May 28, 1995 (three); Bruised ankle, April 9, 1997 (one); Sprained knee, Jan. 28, 1998 (three); Strained groin, Apr. 11, 1998 (three); Forehead and nose lacerations, Jan. 21, 1999 (one); Sprained knee, March 29, 2000 (four); sprained knee, Sept. 28, 2000 (two); Knee surgery, Oct. 13, 2000 (23 games); Bruised ankle, Dec. 26, 2002 (three); Right knee surgery, Jan. 27, 2002 (six games); Reinjured right knee Feb. 26, 2002 (19 games). Had off-season knee surgery to have it rebuilt; He was near an injury-free season last year when he played 75 games before the playoff eye accident against the Calgary Flames.


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