Bruce Bullock

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Bruce Bullock
Born (1949-05-09) May 9, 1949 (age 65)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1972–1977

Bruce John Bullock (born May 9, 1949 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League in the 1970s with the Vancouver Canucks.

Playing for Clarkson University, Bullock was one of the most decorated college goaltenders of his era. He was named to the NCAA First All-American Team in goal in 1970 and 1971 (succeeding Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, who took the honour from 1967–69), and was named ECAC Player of the Year in 1971. He also led Clarkson to the 1970 NCAA title game, where they lost to Cornell University.

Following his college career, Bullock was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks. However, after only a few months in the Hawks' system, he was sold to the Vancouver Canucks as additional goaltending depth for their system. He would catch a break in 1972–73, when an injury to Canuck starter Dunc Wilson forced his recall from the minors. He would appear in 13 games for Vancouver, posting a 3–8–3 record with a 4.79 GAA.

Bullock would spend another four seasons in Vancouver's organization, but would never see substantial NHL action again. He made one start for the club in the 1974–75 campaign, and another appearance in 1976–77. He was ultimately released by the team in 1977 to make room in the system for high draft picks Glen Hanlon and Murray Bannerman, and played two more seasons in low minor pro before retiring in 1979.

In 16 NHL appearances, Bullock posted a 3–9–3 record with a 4.79 GAA.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
AHCA East All-American 1969–70
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team 1970
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1970 [1]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1970–71
AHCA East All-American 1970–71
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team 1971

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ken Dryden
ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
1970
Succeeded by
Dave Hynes
Preceded by
Tim Sheehy
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
1970–71
Succeeded by
Bob Brown