Bill Gadsby

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Bill Gadsby
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1970
1958 Topps Bill Gadsby.JPG
Born (1927-08-08) August 8, 1927 (age 87)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1946–1966

William Alexander Gadsby (born August 8, 1927) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League.

Gadsby was a First Team All-Star three times and a Second Team All-Star four times. In 1958–59, he set a record for assists by a defenceman, with 46.[1]

Despite a long (21 year) NHL hockey career, Gadsby never won the Stanley Cup. He came closest to winning the Cup in 1964, when the Detroit Red Wings lost a 7-game final series to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gadsby was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970. In 1998, he was ranked number 99 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. He was ranked No. 63 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Gadsby is currently an "Honored Member" of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and is active in its efforts to raise money for children's charities in Metro Detroit.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1946–47 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 12 2 3 5 8
1946–47 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 8 10 18 31
1947–48 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 60 6 10 16 66
1948–49 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 3 10 13 85
1949–50 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 10 25 35 138
1950–51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 25 3 7 10 32
1951–52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 59 7 15 22 87
1952–53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 68 2 20 22 84 7 0 1 1 4
1953–54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 12 29 41 108
1954–55 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 3 5 8 17
1954–55 New York Rangers NHL 52 8 8 16 44
1955–56 New York Rangers NHL 70 9 42 51 84 5 1 3 4 4
1956–57 New York Rangers NHL 70 4 37 41 72 5 1 2 3 2
1957–58 New York Rangers NHL 65 14 32 46 48 6 0 3 3 4
1958–59 New York Rangers NHL 70 5 46 51 56
1959–60 New York Rangers NHL 65 9 22 31 60
1960–61 New York Rangers NHL 65 9 26 35 49
1961–62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 7 30 37 88
1962–63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 4 24 28 116 11 1 4 5 36
1963–64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 2 16 18 80 14 0 4 4 22
1964–65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 0 12 12 122 7 0 3 3 8
1965–66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 5 12 17 72 12 1 3 4 12
NHL totals 1248 130 438 568 1539 67 4 23 27 92

NHL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
Detroit Red Wings 1968-69 76 33 31 12 78 5th in East Missed playoffs
Detroit Red Wings 1969-70 2 2 0 0 (2) 3rd in East (resigned)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Gadsby Biography". legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved 30 January 2013.

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Preceded by
Jack Stewart
Chicago Black Hawks captain
195254
Succeeded by
Gus Mortson
Preceded by
Sid Abel
Head coach of the Detroit Red Wings
19681970
Succeeded by
Sid Abel