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Bernie Parent

Bernie Parent

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: April 3, 1945
BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
AwardsSeasons
Vezina Trophy 1973-1974 / 1974-1975
Conn Smythe Trophy 1973-1974 / 1974-1975
OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1964) OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1965) WHA Second All-Star Team (1973) NHL First All-Star Team (1974, 1975) Vezina Trophy (tied with Tony Esposito) (1974) Conn Smythe Trophy (1974, 1975) Vezina Trophy (1975) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977) Claimed by Philadelphia from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Rick Kehoe) in 1971 Amateur Draft for Bruce Gamble, Mike Walton and Toronto's 1st round choice (Pierre Plante) in 1971 Amateur Draft, February 1, 1971. Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Suspended by Philadelphia (WHA) for leaving team following game vs. Cleveland (WHA), April 4, 1973. Transferred to Vancouver (WHA) after Philadelphia franchise relocated, May, 1973. WHA rights traded to NY Raiders (WHA) by Vancouver (WHA) with the trade of Dan Herriman and Andre Lacroix for Ron Ward and Pete Donnelly, June, 1973. Traded to Philadelphia by Toronto with Toronto's 2nd round choice (Larry Goodenough) in 1973 Amateur Draft for Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Bob Neely) in 1973 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Doug Favell, July 27, 1973), May 15, 1973. Missed majority of 1975-76 due to a back injury in training camp, September, 1975. Suffered career-ending eye injury in game vs. NY Rangers, February 17, 1979.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic