Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gordie Nelson
Defenceman Gordie Nelson played three games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1969-70. He was fine playmaker but could also play a hard-nosed physical style in his own zone.

Born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, Nelson starred for the Melville Millionaires of the provincial junior league. In 1966-67 he ventured to Quebec to suit up for a year with the Trois Rivieres Reds. He was a key offensive force from the blueline for the Tulsa Oilers when he was signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After playing three NHL contests he was returned to the minors and scored a personal high 48 points in 69 games in 1969-70. Nelson played two years in the WHL with the Phoenix Roadrunners and the Portland Buckaroos before retiring in 1973.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Melville Millionaires SJHL 55 3 16 19 99
1965-66 Melville Millionaires SJHL 60 11 24 35 91
1966-67 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 14 3 8 11 35 7 2 5 7 19
1967-68 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 62 4 18 22 114 10 0 5 5 4
1968-69 Tulsa Oilers CHL 71 8 22 30 136 7 2 3 5 25
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 11 +2
1969-70 Tulsa Oilers CHL 69 10 38 48 158 6 2 4 6 10
1970-71 Tulsa Oilers CHL 57 4 26 30 23
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 67 7 35 42 102 6 0 2 2 16
1972-73 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 9 1 3 4 28
1972-73 Portland Buckaroos WHL 65 5 25 30 143
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 11


CHL First All-Star Team (1970) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 10, 1969.
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