December 29, 1952 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
Adirondack Red Wings
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 1972
Thomas George "Bomber" Bladon (born December 29, 1952) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings. He won the Stanley Cup with the Flyers in 1974 and 1975. He currently lives in Alberta, where he owns a Tim Hortons.
He is best remembered for the game played on December 11, 1977, against the Cleveland Barons, in which he scored four goals and added four assists, becoming the first defenceman and only the fourth person in NHL history to record eight points (a feat accomplished only 15 times by 11 other players) in an NHL game. His plus/minus of +10 in that game is also an NHL record. Bladon's heavy slapshot from the point was a fixture of the Flyer's championship teams from the 1970s.
|1970–71||Edmonton Oil Kings||WCHL||66||13||25||38||124||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Edmonton Oil Kings||WCHL||65||11||44||55||90||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||41||3||15||18||28||18||3||3||6||16|
|1980–81||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Bladon". www.hhof.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.27, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Tom Bladon Sets Defenseman Record
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