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Gordie Bell

Gordie Bell  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: March 13, 1925
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Portage La Prairie, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 164
Catches: Left
Brother of Joe AHL First All-Star Team (1943) USHL Second All-Star Team (1949) Claimed by NY Rangers from Buffalo (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 8, 1943. Rights returned to Buffalo (AHL) by NY Rangers after failing to come to contract terms. Traded to Toronto by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, September 22, 1945. Traded to Washington (AHL) by Toronto for cash with Toronto retaining right of recall, October 5, 1947. Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Toronto with Armand Lemieux, Leo Curick and Rod Roy for Eldie Kobussen, April 20, 1948. Traded to Montreal (Buffalo-AHL) by Springfield (AHL) with the rights to Sid McNabney for Hub Macey, December 21, 1948. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, March 22, 1956.
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