Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bruce Draper
Centre Bruce Draper played one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1962-63. He was a fine offensive player who enjoyed much success in junior and the minors.

The Toronto native scored 84 goals in three seasons with the St. Michael's Majors then fired 25 goals as a rookie pro with the AHL's Rochester Americans in 1961-62. In addition to his NHL cameo, Draper played in the EPHL and AHL in 1962-63.

The hard working pivot continued to toil in the minors until retiring early in the 1966-67 season after he was diagnosed with leukemia. The high point for him came in 1964-65 when he notched 32 points and helped the Hershey Bears reach the Calder Cup final. Tragically, Draper succumbed to his illness in 1968 at the age of 27.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1957-58 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B
1957-58 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 2 0 0 0 2
1958-59 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 24 25 49 58 15 5 7 12 24
1959-60 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 38 16 22 38 23 10 6 6 12 10
1960-61 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 46 44 33 77 77 19 10 16 26 18
1960-61 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 9 5 7 12 2
1961-62 Rochester Americans AHL 70 25 40 65 31 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 11 3 10 13 10
1962-63 Rochester Americans AHL 55 8 18 26 12 2 0 1 1 0
1963-64 Denver Invaders WHL 68 15 30 45 30 6 0 3 3 0
1964-65 Hershey Bears AHL 42 12 20 32 10 15 7 3 10 6
1965-66 Hershey Bears AHL 41 14 21 35 49
1966-67 Hershey Bears AHL 2 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


OHA-Jr. First All-Team (1961)
Max Kaminsky Trophy (OHA-Jr. MVP) (1961)
Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Toronto to complete transaction that sent Les Duff to Toronto (September, 1963), September, 1964.
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