Gord Strate

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Gord Strate
Born (1935-05-28)May 28, 1935
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Died September 5, 2012(2012-09-05) (aged 77)
Sherwood Park, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1953–1962

Gordon Lynn Strate (May 28, 1935 – September 5, 2012) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 61 games in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings as a defenceman. He holds the record as the player to have played the most NHL games without recording a point.[1] After retiring from hockey, he owned a tire shop[2] in Fort St. John, British Columbia and eventually returned to Sherwood Park, Alberta, just outside his home town to retire. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,[3] and died in Sherwood Park, Alberta at the age of 77.[4]


  1. ^ Kreiser, John. "A look at some off-the-beaten-track NHL marks". nhl.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leachs Tire". Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton Alberta Temple". Church News. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gordon Strate Obituary". Retrieved 23 November 2012. 

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