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Bruce Gamble

Bruce Gamble  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1938
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Port Arthur, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200
Catches: Left
OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1957) WHL Coast Division Second All-Star Team (1959) WHL - Coast Division Rookie of the Year Award 1959) EPHL First All-Star Team (1963) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1968) Promoted to NY Rangers from Vancouver (WHL) to replace injured Gump Worsley in games on February 11 (Boston 5, NY Rangers 3) and February 12 (Detroit 1, NY Rangers 0), 1959. Claimed by Boston from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1959. Loaned to Portland (WHL) by Boston to complete transaction that sent Don Head to Boston (May, 1961), September, 1961. Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Boston with Terry Gray, Randy Miller and Dale Rolfe for Bob McCord, June, 1963. Suspended for entire 1964-65 season by Springfield (AHL) for refusing to report to team, September, 1964. Traded to Toronto by Springfield (AHL) for Larry Johnston and Bill Smith, September, 1965. Traded to Philadelphia by Toronto with Mike Walton and Toronto's 1st round choice (Pierre Plante) in 1971 Amateur Draft for Bernie Parent and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Rick Kehoe) in 1971 Amateur Draft, February 1, 1971. Suffered career-ending heart attack during game vs. Vancouver, February 9, 1972.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers