May 9, 1949 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks|
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 VANCOUVER CANUCKS during training camp with'their farm team in Rochester. He was then loaned to that CHICAGO BLACHAWKS farm team in Dallas, When a position became available at the CANUCKS farm team in Seattle he was assigned to the Totems where he completed his rookie pro season. 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 until his season ended due to a broken finger requiring surgery.
Bullock would spend another four seasons in Vancouver's organization, but would never see substantial NHL action again partially due to hand injuries. He made one start for the club in the 1974–75 campaign, and another appearance in 1976–77. But during his minor league career he helped the Seattle Totems upset the USSR team in an exhibition game and also was instrumental in helping the Tuisa Oilers win the Adms Cup in 75/76. 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 with the Phoenix Roadrunners before retiring in 1979.
In 16 NHL appearances, Bullock posted a 3–9–3 record with a 4.79 GAA.
Awards and honors
|AHCA East All-American||1969–70|||
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team||1970|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1970|||
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1970–71|||
|AHCA East All-American||1970–71|||
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team||1971|
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
|ECAC Hockey Player of the Year