Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Strate
Defenceman Gord Strate spent parts of three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in the 50s. He was a rugged player in his own end who could move the puck efficiently up to his forwards.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta Strate played junior with the hometown Oil Kings then spent most of his early pro career in the WHL. In 1957 the solid rearguard was named to the WHL Prairie Division second all-star team. In 1957-58 he played 45 games for the Wings but was soon returned to the minors. After three years in the WHL and EPHL Strate retired after a solid season with the Sudbury Wolves.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 31 3 3 6 32 13 0 1 1 6
1953-54 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 33 1 7 8 41 10 3 3 6 12
1953-54 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 14 0 2 2 28
1954-55 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 40 6 12 18 55 3 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Edmonton Flyers WHL 2 1 0 1 0
1955-56 Brandon Regals WHL 60 0 6 6 64
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 4
1956-57 Edmonton Flyers WHL 64 0 15 15 33 8 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 0 0 0 24
1957-58 Cleveland Barons AHL 15 0 1 1 4 7 0 1 1 2
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 0 0 0 6
1958-59 Hershey Bears AHL 53 0 2 2 40 13 0 0 0 5
1959-60 Edmonton Flyers WHL 69 1 8 9 47 4 1 0 1 0
1960-61 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 14 0 3 3 10
1960-61 Edmonton Flyers WHL 57 1 7 8 40
1961-62 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 70 2 17 19 83 5 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 61 0 0 0 34


WHL Prairie Division Second All-Star Team (1957) Traded to Calgary (WHL) by Edmonton (WHL) with future considerations (Jack Turner, October, 1962) for Sid Finney, September, 1962.
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