Borje Salming

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Birthday
17, 1951
Birthplace
Sweden
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Sweden

About

NHL Hall of Fame defenseman who was one of the first Europeans to play in the league. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1973 to 1989.

Before Fame

He was spotted in the Swedish leagues and invited over to the NHL.

Trivia

He challenged the Swedish Chicken stereotype of European hockey players who could not compete in the tougher NHL.

Family Life

His father worked in the mines and perished in an accident when Borje was five years old.

Associated With

He paved the way for future generations of Swedes in the NHL, like Thomas Steen.