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Gus Mortson

Gus Mortson  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: January 24, 1925
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: New Liskeard, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 190
Shoots: Left
NHL First All-Star Team (1950) AHL Second All-Star Team (1960) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956) Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Ray Hannigan, Al Rollins and Cal Gardner for Harry Lumley, September 11, 1952. Traded to Detroit by Chicago for future considerations, September 3, 1958. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers (Buffalo-AHL) from Detroit, January 17, 1959.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players