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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

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5