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10. Steve Kasper – 1980 – 81st Overall

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Steve Kasper was the Patrice Bergeron of his era.

A forward who played seriously defensive-minded hockey, Kasper was one of those players who became one of the best physical players in the game, and was awarded the Selke in 1982 for his efforts. In his nine seasons with the Black and Gold, he had six 40 point seasons, four 50 point seasons, and a 70 point run during the 1987-88 season. He hung up his skates at the end of the 1993 season and went into coaching.

Kasper came back as an assistance coach for the Bruins organization, working his way into the head coaching jobs ov both the Providence and Boston Bruin. Kasper spent two years as the head coach of the NHL’s Bruins. He got the team to the playoffs in the first year (1995-96), but was then fired after generating only 26 wins the next year.

(Contributed by Andrew Thompson of Causeway Crowd)

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