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Gerry Cheevers

Gerry Cheevers

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: December 7, 1940
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: St. Catharines, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 185
Catches: Left
AHL First All-Star Team (1965) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1965) Fewest goals against CPHL (1967) WHA First All-Star Team (1973) Ben Hatskin Trophy (Best Goaltender WHA) (1973) WHA Second All-Star Team (1974, 1975) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1969) Promoted to Toronto from Sault Ste. Marie (EPHL) to replace injured Johnny Bower in games on December 2 (Toronto 6, Chicago 4) and December 3 (Detroit 3, Toronto 1), 1961. Claimed by Boston from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Selected by New England (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Cleveland (WHA) by New England (WHA) for cash, June, 1972. Suspended by Cleveland (WHA) for leaving team and refusing to play, January 25, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Boston after securing his release from Cleveland (WHA), January 27, 1976.
Quote of the Day

For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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