George Gardner (ice hockey)

George Edward "Bud" Gardner (October 8, 1942 – November 6, 2006) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks, and in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Los Angeles Sharks and Vancouver Blazers, in a career that lasted from 1963 until 1974. After several years with the Red Wings and their minor league affiliates, Gardner joined the Canucks as they entered the NHL in 1970, becoming their first goalie. He spent two seasons in Vancouver before leaving for the rival WHA, spending two seasons there before retiring. He died in 2006 in Florida.[1]

George Gardner
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Born (1942-10-08)October 8, 1942
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Died November 6, 2006(2006-11-06) (aged 64)
Florida, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Sharks
Playing career 1963–1974

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1961–62 Victoriaville Bruins QPJHL 49 28 19 2 2940 172 3 3.51 10 7 3 600 21 2 2.10
1962–63 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA 50 2095 100 3 2.86 9 540 21 0 2.33
1962–63 Niagara Falls Thunder Mem-Cup 15 9 6 910 50 1 3.30
1963–64 Minneapolis Bruins CHL 63 30 27 6 3780 235 1 3.63 .818 5 1 4 300 21 0 4.20
1964–65 Memphis Wings CHL 66 25 32 9 3960 229 1 3.47
1965–66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 1 0 0 60 1 0 1.00 .958
1965–66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 66 34 30 1 3952 196 7 2.98 3 0 3 180 14 0 4.67
1966–67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 3 7 0 560 36 0 3.86 .885
1966–67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 28 18 6 4 1680 76 2 2.71
1966–67 Memphis Wings CHL 16 4 9 3 960 72 0 4.50
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 3 2 3 534 32 0 3.60 .888
1967–68 Fort Worth Wings CHL 12 4 7 0 680 39 0 3.44
1968–69 Vancouver Canucks WHL 53 25 18 9 3073 154 2 3.01
1969–70 Vancouver Canucks WHL 62 41 14 6 3556 171 3 2.89 11 8 3 664 35 0 3.16
1970–71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 18 6 8 1 920 52 0 3.39 .911
1970–71 Rochester Americans AHL 4 0 1 3 240 13 0 3.25
1971–72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 24 3 14 3 1232 86 0 4.19 .862
1972–73 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 49 19 22 4 2713 149 1 3.30 .880 3 1 2 116 11 0 5.69
1973–74 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 2 0 2 0 120 13 0 6.50 .800
1973–74 Vancouver Blazers WHA 28 4 21 1 1590 125 0 4.72 .869
1973–74 Roanoke Valley Rebels SHL 4 245 18 0 4.41 .882
NHL totals 66 16 31 7 3306 207 0 3.76 .887
WHA totals 79 16 31 7 3306 207 0 3.76 .873 3 1 2 116 11 0 5.69


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas, Greg (November 7, 2006). "Canucks'first goalie dies at 64". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved January 20, 2020.

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