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Mel Bridgman

Mel Bridgman  #10

NUMBER: 10 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.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016