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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

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense