There are many Aboriginal athletes that have gone on to play in the NHL. Stan "Bulldog" Jonathan was drafted into the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round of the 1975 draft. Jonathan was well known for his physical play and still remains one of coach Don Cherry’s favorite players. Stan scored his first regular season Hat Trick against the Rockies in their second visit into Boston under the coaching of Don Cherry. Stan lead the NHL in shooting accuracy in his rookie year, and once recorded 15 points in 6 games for the Bruins. Stan’s Hat Trick at the Garden lead the Bruins to a 5-2 victory over the Canadiens forcing the memorable game 7 in the 1979 semi-final. He also knocked out the much bigger Pierre Bouchard in the Playoffs.
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