Esso Hockey since 1936
Legends Of Hockey Players Gadsby, Bill
Esso Hockey since 1936

Inducted 1970

Born 8 August 1927
Calgary, Alberta

Died 10 March 2016

Played 20 NHL seasons
from 1946 to 1966

He reputedly received more than 600 stitches to his face, a statistic he laughs about because he was one of only a few players to take out insurance on cuts, which paid him $5 for every stitch he received.
Esso hockey medals of achievement