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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

There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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