Gord Brydson in his post as director of the Employees' Athletic and Recreation Association in Toronto, Ontario, during World War 2
January 3, 1907|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
February 4, 2001 (aged 94)|
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)|
David James Gordon Brydson (January 3, 1907 – February 4, 2001) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and golf professional. Brydson played professional ice hockey from 1926 through 1933, including eight games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Brydson made his professional debut in 1926 for Eddie Livingstone's Chicago Cardinals. He scored the first goal of the franchise in its home opener. Like several of the AHA teams, the Cardinals folded without finishing the season. The NHL did not recognize the signing of Brydson by Chicago and awarded his pro-rights to Stratford of the Can-Pro League. Stratford moved him to the Hamilton Tigers where he played the 1927–28 season. The following season he played for the Buffalo Bisons of the Can-Pro. The following season, 1929–30, Brydson made his NHL debut, playing in 14 games for the Maple Leafs. He was sent to the London Panthers for the rest of the season. He moved to the Chicago Shamrocks for two seasons and retired after the 1932–33 season which he played with the Detroit Olympics.
After ending his hockey career, Brydson became an accomplished professional golfer, winning the Canadian PGA Championship in 1944 and 1948. He was associated with the Mississauga Golf and Country Club, then of Toronto Township, Ontario.
- "Brydson survives brush with lightning to score 70". Ottawa Citizen. August 13, 1965. p. 18.