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Mel Bridgman

Mel Bridgman

Center
BIRTHDATE: April 28, 1955
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Trenton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: PHI / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
WCJHL First All-Star Team (1975) Traded to Calgary by Philadelphia for Brad Marsh, November 11, 1981. Traded to New Jersey by Calgary with Phil Russell for Steve Tambellini and Joel Quenneville, June 20, 1983. Traded to Detroit by New Jersey for Chris Cichocki and Detroit's 3rd round choice (later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Andrew MacVicar) in 1987 Entry Draft, March 9, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 4, 1988.
Quote of the Day

It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential