Harrison Gray

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Harrison Gray
Born (1941-09-05) September 5, 1941 (age 74)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Flyers
Indianapolis Capitols/Cincinnati Wings
Knoxville-New Haven
Florida Rockets
Jacksonville Rockets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1961–1969

Harrison Leroy "Harry" Gray (born September 5, 1941 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey Goaltender who played in the National Hockey League with the 1963–64 Detroit Red Wings.

Gray played for only 40 minutes of one NHL game, the November 28, 1963 match against the Montreal Canadiens. He received credit for the loss after allowing 5 goals on 31 shots in a 7-3 loss at Detroit.[1] As of the start of the 2015-2016 NHL season, this game remains the last time an emergency non-roster replacement went from the stands to an NHL game. Gray took over for the injured Terry Sawchuck.[2]

From 1964 to 1969, Gray played another 318 games in the EHL before retiring from professional hockey.

Prior to playing for the Detroit Red Wings, Gray played 15 games in the WHL with the Edmonton Flyers, and 3 games with the Indianapolis Capitols/Cincinnati Wings in the CPHL.

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  1. ^ "Harrison Gray". Hockey Reference.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Hackel, Stu. "The inside story of the oddity that is the "Emergency Backup" goalie – and why it could soon change". The Hockey News. The Hockey News. 

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