Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gary Bromley
Netminder Gary Bromley spent six years in the NHL in the 1970s and '80s chiefly as a second stringer. In addition to his NHL tenure, he was solid in junior, the minor leagues, and the WHA.

The native of Edmonton, Alberta played junior with the Regina Pats. He was signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Sabres in September 1971 and then spent two full years in the minors. He helped the Cincinnati Swords win the Calder Cup in 1973 then appeared briefly with the Sabres in 1973-74. The loss of Dave Dryden to the WHA and the health concerns surrounding Roger Crozier gave Bromley a chance to shine in 1974-75. He posted a 26-11-11 record and four shutouts but was relegated to back up status when Buffalo acquired Gerry Desjardins late in the season.

After an injury-riddled season in 1975-76, Bromley joined the Calgary Cowboys of the WHA the next season. He spent the 1977-78 campaign with the high-flying Winnipeg Jets before signing as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks in May 1978. Bromley played parts of three seasons with the club where he toiled with Glen Hanlon, Dunc Wilson, and Richard Brodeur. He retired after spending the 1981-82 season with the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1968-69 Regina Pats SJHL
1968-69 Regina Pats M-Cup 11 4 7 0 0 4.24
1969-70 Regina Pats SJHL 34 0 3.57
1969-70 Weyburn Red Wings M-Cup 2 0 1 0 0 13.33
1970-71 Regina Pats WCJHL 42 2 3.71 6 0 4.24
1971-72 Charlotte Checkers EHL 27 4 2.70 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
1971-72 Cincinnati Swords AHL 3 1 1 1 1 2.00
1972-73 Cincinnati Swords AHL 31 0 2.66 3 3 0 0 1 1.67
1973-74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 3 5 3 0 3.31
1973-74 Cincinnati Swords AHL 34 19 11 3 1 2.80 5 1 4 0 0 3.37
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 26 11 11 4 3.10
1975-76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
1975-76 Providence Reds AHL 7 4 1 1 0 4.44
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 28 6 9 2 0 3.83
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 39 25 12 1 1 3.31 5 4 0 0 0 1.57
1978-79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 11 19 6 2 3.81 3 1 2 0 4.67
1978-79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 4 2 1 1 1 1.44
1979-80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 15 8 2 4 1 3.00 4 1 3 0 3.67
1979-80 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 21 8 9 3 0 4.10
1980-81 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 6 6 4 0 3.80
1980-81 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 2 1 1 0 0 3.78
1981-82 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 44 22 17 3 3 3.50 3 1 1 0 0 2.88
NHL Totals 136 54 44 28 7 3.43 7 2 5 0 4.16


Loaned to Weyburn (SJHL) by Regina (SJHL) as emergency injury replacement during Memorial Cup playoffs, May, 1970. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 29, 1971. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Calgary (WHA) by San Diego (WHA), August, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, May 31, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, May 23, 1978. Traded to Los Angeles by Vancouver to complete transaction that sent Doug Halward to Vancouver (March 8, 1981), May 12, 1981.
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