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Stanley Cup Final
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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

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3