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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.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory