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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.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals