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Encyclopedia > Steve Durbano

Steve Durbano (born December 12, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario; died November 16, 2002 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) was a professional ice hockey player noted for his villainish behaviour on the ice and his larger-than-life persona off it. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Multum In Parvo (Much In Little) Location City Information Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 105. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Career

Born in Toronto, Durbano rose through minor hockey to a place on the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association. He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the first round of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft. He never played a game for the Rangers, though, and was traded to the St. Louis Blues where he began his career. Durbano quickly gained a reputation for being one of the toughest players in the league, and his on-ice antics were said to have inspired the characters of the Hanson Brothers in the movie Slap Shot. He played 220 NHL games over the course of his career for St. Louis as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins, Kansas City Scouts and Colorado Rockies, along with 45 games in the World Hockey Association for the Birmingham Bulls. Categories: Stub | Ontario Hockey League ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1971 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The St. ... Slap Shot is a 1977 Hollywood film starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean and directed by George Roy Hill. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins is a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Kansas City Scouts was an ice hockey franchise that played in the National Hockey League from 1974-1976 out of Kansas City, Missouri. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... The Birmingham Bulls were a hockey team based out of Birmingham, Alabama that played in the World Hockey Association. ...


Retirement

In 1983, shortly after he retired, Durbano was implicated in a scheme to import half a million dollars worth of cocaine into Canada and was sentenced to seven years in prison. After his release, Durbano still couldn't keep straight - he was arrested once for shoplifting, and once was suspected of running an escort service in Welland, Ontario. He moved to the Northwest Territories late in life in an effort to find peace, but died there of liver cancer in November of 2002. Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Escort agencies in theory exist to supply attractive and well-mannered escorts for social occasions. ... Welland (formally The Corporation of City of Welland; 2001 population 48,402) is a city in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: None Official languages Dene Suline, Cree, Dogrib, English, French, Gwichʼin, Inuktitut, Slavey Flower Mountain avens Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 3rd 1... Hepatic tumors are tumors or growths on or in the liver (medical terms pertaining to the liver often start in hepato- or hepatic from the Greek word for liver, hepar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


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DURBANO played parts of six seasons with four National Hockey League teams, his life spiralled downward in a haze of drugs, odd jobs, prison and pathos until he died last month of liver cancer in Yellowknife, where had gone to escape the demons that haunted him for all his 50 years.
Harry Steven DURBANO was born in Toronto, the son of Nick DURBANO, a Toronto real-estate broker and former owner of the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Hockey Association.
DURBANO's post-hockey life began to unravel in 1981, when, after a trip to Peru and Bolivia, he was arrested with $11 in his pocket and a quantity of cocaine concealed in the false heels of his shoes.
Steve Durbano, Natioinal Hockey League player -- Rest in Peace (145 words)
Steve Durbano, whose life spiraled downward after his NHL career ended in 1979, died Saturday from liver cancer.
Durbano played parts of six seasons as a defender for St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Colorado.
In 1983, Durbano was sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in a scheme to import cocaine.
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