Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Redahl
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 39 27 19 46 10 17 8 8 16 8
1953-54 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 1 1 0 1 0
1953-54 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 4 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 45 33 23 56 49 5 2 1 3 4
1955-56 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 48 39 39 78 62 12 9 5 14 8
1955-56 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 1 0 0 0 2
1955-56 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 7 2 1 3 12
1956-57 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 65 14 12 26 19
1957-58 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 57 20 27 47 30 7 5 3 8 4
1958-59 Boston Bruins NHL 18 0 1 1 2
1958-59 Providence Reds AHL 16 0 0 0 11
1958-59 Rochester Americans AHL 15 4 2 6 2
1959-60 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 70 24 22 46 20
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 67 19 24 43 19
1961-62 San Francisco Seals WHL 51 16 17 33 10
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 10 3 3 6 6
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 5 1 0 1 2
1962-63 Calgary Stampeders WHL 55 14 25 39 10
1963-64 Denver Invaders WHL 69 25 33 58 24 6 2 4 6 4
1964-65 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 70 32 29 61 22 12 3 4 7 6
1965-66 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 66 23 26 49 12 14 3 3 6 2
1966-67 Rochester Americans AHL 6 0 3 3 0
1966-67 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 41 9 10 19 12 5 0 1 1 0
1967-68 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 52 16 16 32 10 4 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Denver Spurs WHL 65 18 17 35 18
1969-70 Denver Spurs WHL 14 0 3 3 0
1970-71 The Pas Huskies AIHA
NHL Totals 18 0 1 1 2


Claimed by Boston from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Traded to Toronto (Rochester-AHL) by Boston (Providence-AHL) for Bo Elik, November 21, 1958. Traded to Pittsburgh (AHL) by San Francisco (WHL) for Bob Bailey, February 27, 1962. Traded to Calgary (WHL) by Pittsburgh (AHL) for cash, October 24, 1962. Claimed by Toronto from Denver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 8, 1964. Traded to Denver (WHL) by Toronto for cash, July, 1968.