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Rover (ice hockey)

Ice hockey positions

A rover was a position in ice hockey used from its formation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. At the time ice hockey consisted of seven positions: along with the goaltender, two defencemen, and three forwards, positions which still remain, the rover was also part of the team. Unlike all the others, the rover did not have a set position, and roamed the ice at will, going where needed.

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