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Thursday, June 7, 2012

TTM: Bill Gadsby

Bill Gadsby played 20 seasons in the NHL, totaling 1276 games while playing for the Black Hawks, Rangers and Red Wings during the Original Six era.  Gadsby was a 1st or 2nd Team All-Star seven times in his career.  Gadsby led all defencemen in single season scoring three times and finished in the top five eight straight seasons from 1955 to 1962.  Gadsby never won a Norris Trophy or a Stanley Cup during his 20 year career.  44 of his career 67 play-off games came during his last 4 seasons in the NHL.  The Red Wings lost in the Stanley Cup finals three times during his final four seasons.  He was elected to the HHOF in 1970.  Mr. Gadsby signed 2 of 2, c/o home.  It's cool how he signed the 2006 Parkhurst in silver.  Thank you, Mr. Gadsby.


  1. Bill Gadsby is AWESOME when it comes to autographs. I got 6 things signed by him in person last year at The National. He signed two photos with my blue Sharpie marker, then saw the 06-07 Parkhurst card, and insisted that he use a silver marker because it would look better. Then, when he went to signed my other 3 cards, he thought that the point on my blue Sharpie was too dull, so he grabbed a brand new one to sign the three cards (this really annoyed the attendant seated with Mr. Gadsby). He is top-notch when signing things for fans.

    If you care, here is the link to the things I got signed: