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Don Sweeney is one of the best and most dependable defensemen in the history of the Boston Bruins. The Harvard University graduate (with a degree in Economics) spent 15 outstanding seasons with the B’s before moving on to the Dallas Stars prior to last season. Despite a physical style of play (he was fourth in the NHL in hits with 301 in 1999-2000), Don has also been remarkably durable. On November 14, 2000, he became just the 180th player in NHL history to play in 1,000 games (now 1,115 career regular season games and 108 more in the playoffs). In March of 1998, he suffered a shoulder injury which required surgery, ending his consecutive games played streak at 211. Twice during his stint with the Bruins he led the club in plus/minus (+29 in 1993-94 and +14 in 1998-99). Don played four years at Harvard University and was an All-American in 1987-88. He helped lead the Crimson to the NCAA National Championship game in 1986.
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