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John Cirjak

Age: 19.

Height: 6-2.

Weight: 200.

Number: 21.

Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia.

Position: Center/right wing.

‘95-96 stats: 23 goals, 40 assists, 6 game-winning goals.

Local school: Spokane Falls CC.

Draft status: Colorado Avalanche (6th round, ‘95).

Quick check: At his best with a game on the line, Cirjak - like his hometown buddy Cardarelli - is tough on the power play, shooting or passing. With 13 power-play goals, 16 power-play assists and 1 short-handed goal last year, Surge returns as one of the league’s feared forwards.

Coach’s comment: “The next step is to play at a consistently high level. He has the potential to do that.”

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