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The Legend of Marian Hossa

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

One of the biggest stories of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals is Marian Hossa's departure from the Penguins in 2008 to play for the Detroit Red Wings.

In 1997, Hossa was drafted 12th overall by the Ottawa Senators.  He played a few games before being assigned to the minors where he scored 85 points in 53 games as well as WHL Rookie of the Year honors.

An injury in his team's championship run caused him to miss the beginning of the Senators' 1998-1999 season.  He returned in December an put up 30 points in 60 games.

The next three seasons showed continued improvement with a high of 80 points in the 2002-2003 season.  That year, he led the Sens with 16 points in 18 games during the playoffs which...

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