Gord Redahl was originally signed by the New York Rangers and it was under their control that he played his first professional seasons in the Western Hockey League for the Winnipeg Warriors. In spite of a serious leg injury he still posted impressive scoring statistics. The Boston Bruins drafted Redahl from the Rangers during the summer of 1958. The husky blond auditioned in the fall for the Bruins but was optioned to the Providence Reds.
Unfortunately, Redahl could not crack the Reds starting lineup which forced the Bruins to arrange a swap with the Rochester Americans.Fortunately for Gord, the Bruins experienced their annual January funk. Throughout most of the 1950s Boston fans could count on a slump during that month. 1959 was no different as the Bruins won just two in a 16 game span. Manager Lynn Patrick called up Gord Redahl in an attempt to put the team back on track for the playoff run. On January 8, 1959, Redahl appeared in a NHL contest for the first time. Chicago beat the Bruins at the Gardens 4-2.
Unfortunately, he had not skated much in the two weeks leading to the game meaning he couldn't finish a full shift. Patrick and coach Milt Schmidt worked on Redahl during practices to restore his conditioning and in his third game gave him the assignment of covering Rocket Richard. Afterward he admitted, " Naturally I was nervous. But I made up my mind he wasn't going to score against me. I didn't even think of scoring myself that night" Gord completed his assignment and kept the Rocket from scoring. " Maybe I' m lucky but he didn't get a goal against me although he did get away a couple times."
Redahl played 18 games with the Bruins, collecting a single assist for his efforts. For 1959-60 he returned to familiar territory, Winnipeg. For the next decade he played in the minor leagues with his best season coming in 1964-65 with the Victoria Maple Leafs, of the WHL. His 32 goals placed him in the league top 10. The next season the team won the Lester Patrick Cup. Gord Redahl continued playing up to the 1969-70 season before retiring.