Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gerry Hart
Gerry Hart grew up in Flin Flon, Manitoba where the locals played hockey and worked in the mines. Hockey was for fun and the mine work was for money. As Hart began to recognize the limited career prospects of his birthplace, he dedicated himself to hockey -- his ticket out of town.

As a junior, Hart played for the Flin Flon Bombers in the company of his buddies, Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke. In his final season, he was one of the team's heavies, potting 51 points on defense and serving 290 minutes in penalties.

In 1968, he joined the Red Wings organization where he spent most of his time, honing his skills in Fort Worth and Baltimore. By 1970, he caught on with the Wings until he suffered a borderline career-ending injury that knocked him out of action and back to the minors for reconditioning.

In 1972, Hart was claimed in the expansion draft by the New York Islanders where he steadied the team's blueline through the thin years while the club gradually assembled the pieces needed to secure their dynasty of the early eighties. Unfortunately for Hart, he was claimed by the expansion Quebec Nordiques in 1979, just before the Islanders secured their first of four straight Stanley Cup victories.

Hart played one season in Quebec before rounding out his hockey career with the St. Louis Blues in 1982.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 57 7 10 17 170
1966-67 Flin Flon Bombers CMJHL 46 22 28 50 189 14 5 14 19 90
1966-67 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 6 1 2 3 48
1966-67 Port Arthur Marrs M-Cup 5 0 2 2 23
1967-68 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 58 13 38 51 290 15 1 7 8 43
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
1968-69 Fort Worth Wings CHL 26 2 3 5 52
1968-69 Baltimore Clippers AHL 38 2 6 8 88 4 0 1 1 23
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
1969-70 Fort Worth Wings CHL 64 2 19 21 226 7 0 4 4 26
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 2 7 9 148 -3
1971-72 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2
1971-72 Fort Worth Wings CHL 14 1 4 5 84
1971-72 Tidewater Red Wings AHL 28 4 9 13 146
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 47 1 11 12 158 -18
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 70 1 10 11 61 -17
1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 71 4 14 18 143 +28 17 2 2 4 42
1975-76 New York Islanders NHL 80 6 18 24 151 +35 13 1 3 4 24
1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 80 4 18 22 98 +29 12 0 2 2 23
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 78 2 23 25 94 +44 7 0 0 0 16
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 50 2 14 16 78 +30 9 0 2 2 10
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 71 3 23 26 59 -13
1980-81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 6 0 0 0 10 -2
1980-81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 2 0 3 3 2
1980-81 St. Louis Blues NHL 63 4 11 15 132 +9 10 0 0 0 27
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 35 0 1 1 102 -5 10 0 3 3 33
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 0 0 0 2 -3
NHL Totals 730 29 150 179 1240 78 3 12 15 175


WCJHL First All-Star Team (1968) Claimed by NY Islanders from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Quebec from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, November 12, 1980.
Missed majority of 1981-82 due to knee injury vs. Detroit, October 15, 1981.
Officially announced his retirement, December 1, 1982.
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