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Bill Gadsby | #4

D | 6' 0" | 180 lb
Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,248 130 438 568 --
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,248 130 438 568 -- 1,539 32 172 6 16 14 0 -- --
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,248 130 438 568 -- 1,539 32 172 6 16 14 0 -- --

Bio

Bill Gadsby Bio

Gadsby, a native of Calgary, survived the wartime Nazi submarine's torpedo sinking of the British ocean liner S.S. Athenia and a battle with polio early in his NHL career to play two decades as one of the League's most effective defenseman and earn induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Chicago Blackhawks signed Gadsby in the summer of 1946 after he played two seasons for Edmonton of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and he played 48 NHL games as a 19-year-old in 1946-47, the first of his nine seasons with Chicago. Gadsby was cut for 12 stitches in his first NHL game on Nov. 20, 1946, the first of nearly 650 he took during his career. He also overcame polio in 1952 without interrupting his career.

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