Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bruce MacGregor
There's a great deal to be said for consistency, and that is exactly the term applied to Bruce MacGregor for much of his career. Playing with his hometown Edmonton Oil Kings of the CAHL, MacGregor's team twice went to the Memorial Cup. He was secured by the Detroit Red Wings, who sent him to their Western Hockey League affiliate, the Edmonton Flyers.

Once he joined the Wings in 1960-61, he was there for good, playing ten full seasons with Detroit. While with the Motor City, MacGregor flourished under the mentoring of Ted Lindsay, who had returned to the Red Wings in 1964-65 after a four-year retirement. That season, MacGregor scored 28 goals?his highest NHL output. The next season, he joined Paul Henderson and Norm Ullman on a line that became known as the HUM Line; second to the Production Line as the most explosive in Red Wing history.

When the Red Wings unexpectedly traded him to New York during the 1970-71 season, MacGregor debated whether he should report to Broadway or retire. He decided he still had some solid hockey remaining, though, and went to the Rangers, where he played four more seasons.

Although never a bona fide scorer, MacGregor possessed a tenacity that earned him a spot on Team Canada's 1974 WHA Summit Series roster. That autumn, he had jumped to the WHA, playing with his hometown Edmonton Oilers. Bruce MacGregor has been the longtime assistant general manager of the NHL's Edmonton Oiler franchise.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1958-59 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL 37 33 39 72 22
1958-59 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 4 1 4 5 6
1959-60 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL 24 24 18 42 15
1959-60 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 22 22 17 39 33
1960-61 Edmonton Flyers WHL 54 20 26 46 33
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 0 1 1 0 8 1 2 3 6
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 6 12 18 16
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 11 11 22 12 10 1 4 5 10
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 11 21 32 15 14 5 2 7 12
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 21 20 41 19 7 0 2 2 2
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 20 14 34 28 12 1 4 5 2
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 28 19 47 14
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 15 24 39 13 -19
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 18 23 41 14 +6
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 15 23 38 24 -1 4 1 0 1 2
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 6 16 22 18 -11
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 27 12 13 25 4 +12 13 0 4 4 2
1971-72 New York Rangers NHL 75 19 21 40 22 +23 16 2 6 8 4
1972-73 New York Rangers NHL 52 14 12 26 12 +14 10 2 2 4 2
1973-74 New York Rangers NHL 66 17 27 44 6 -1 13 6 2 8 2
1974-75 Canada Summit-74 5 0 1 1 5
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 72 24 28 52 10
1975-76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 63 13 10 23 13 4 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 893 213 257 470 217 107 19 28 47 44


Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Larry Brown for Arnie Brown, Mike Robitaille and Tom Miller, February 2, 1971. Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973.