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Remembering Bemidji's gentle giant

By staff reports, 06/23/11, 10:39AM CDT


Towering George Pelawa was Calgary's first-round pick in 1986

The NHL Draft in St. Paul conjures memories of George Pelawa, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Bemdji standout who was drafted in the first round by the Calgary Flames in 1986. Three months later, Pelawa died in a car crash.

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