Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jean-Paul Gladu
Left-winger Jean-Paul Gladu spent the 1944-45 season with the Boston Bruins after they lost several players to military service. He was a top goal scorer in the AHL and filled in capably for the Bruins in the regular season and playoffs.

Born in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Gladu played junior with the Verdun Maple Leafs before playing senior hockey with the Shawinigan Cataracts and Quebec Sea Gulls. When the Bruins lost the entire "Kraut Line" of Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer to service during World War II, Gladu registered 20 points while teamed with Bill Thoms and Armand Gaudreault. He also contributed two goals in the playoffs when they lost a tough seven game semi final series to the Detroit Red Wings.

Following his NHL tenure, Gladu was a dangerous offensive threat in the AHL. He scored at least 20 goals five times including a 51-goal explosion in 1948-49 with the St. Louis Flyers. Oddly enough, he was named to the AHL second all-star team the previous season after scoring 34 goals for the Flyers. In 1952 he was the top goal scorer in the post-season when he helped the Providence Reds reach the Calder Cup final. Gladu sat out the 1954-55 season then returned briefly with the senior Trois Rivieres Lions in 1955-56 before retiring.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs QJHL 11 5 3 8 4 4 5 0 5 0
1939-40 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs M-Cup 6 3 2 5 6
1940-41 Shawinigan Cataracts QSHL 36 27 41 68 42 10 4 3 7 6
1941-42 Shawinigan Cataracts QPHL 28 13 24 37 37 10 3 10 13 0
1942-43 Quebec Sea Gulls QCHL 10 13 20 33
1943-44 Quebec Sea Gulls QCHL
1944-45 Boston Bruins NHL 40 6 14 20 2 7 2 2 4 0
1945-46 Hershey Bears AHL 4 0 1 1 4
1945-46 St. Louis Flyers AHL 40 19 23 42 14
1946-47 St. Louis Flyers AHL 62 30 19 49 48
1947-48 St. Louis Flyers AHL 67 34 47 81 24
1948-49 St. Louis Flyers AHL 67 51 34 85 28 7 3 0 3 0
1949-50 St. Louis Flyers AHL 38 19 19 38 4 2 0 1 1 0
1950-51 St. Louis Flyers AHL 66 25 25 50 10
1951-52 Cleveland Barons AHL 23 7 12 19 2
1951-52 Providence Reds AHL 43 24 21 45 28 15 8 7 15 16
1952-53 Providence Reds AHL 63 21 25 46 46
1953-54 Providence Reds AHL 49 8 20 28 22
1954-55
1955-56 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 5 0 3 3 8
NHL Totals 40 6 14 20 2 7 2 2 4 0


AHL Second All-Star Team (1948) Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Boston (Hershey-AHL) for cash, December 6, 1945. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) for Harry Taylor, August 19, 1951. Traded to Boston (Providence-AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Joe Lund for Buck Davies and Vic Lynn, December 10, 1951. Traded to Syracuse (AHL) by Providence (AHL), February 5, 1954. Loaned to Springfield (QHL) by Syracuse (AHL) for cash, February 5, 1954.
Suspended for remainder of 1953-54 season by Springfield (AHL) for refusing to report to club, February 7, 1954.
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