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Bruce Draper
Position Centre
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
157 lb (71 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Born October 2, 1940(1940-10-02),
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died January 26 1968 (aged 27),
Pro Career 1961 – 1966

Bruce Draper (October 2, 1940 — January 26, 1968) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played in one National Hockey League game for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1962–63 NHL season.

He played junior hockey for the St. Michael's Majors from 1957 to 1961, winning the Memorial Cup in 1961.

Draper then played three seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs' system, getting into his one game with the Leafs in 1962-63.

In 1964 Draper was traded to the Hershey Bears where he played until very early in the 1966-67 season. Tragically, he had to retire when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

He died of the disease in 1968.


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