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Dickgamble

Richard Frank "Dick" Gamble (born November 19, 1928 in Moncton, New Brunswick) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He won a Stanley Cup championship in 1953 with the Montreal Canadiens. He won back-to-back Calder Cups with the Rochester Americans in 1965 and 1966. Gamble won a third Calder Cup with Rochester in 1967–68. He became the Amerks' player-coach in 1968–69. He retired as a player early in the 1969–70 season. He served as coach until mid-season in 1970–71 when he was replaced by Doug Adam.

Gamble played junior hockey with the Moncton Bruins and Halifax St Marys and with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association. He then played two seasons with the Quebec Aces of the Quebec Senior Hockey League (1949–51).

He then spent two seasons with the Canadiens (1952-53 & 1953-54), winning the Stanley Cup in the first season.

Most of the rest of his career was spent in the minor pros - Quebec Aces of the Quebec Hockey League and Buffalo Bisons and Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Gamble won the Les Cunningham Award (Most Valuable Player) and the John B. Sollenberger Trophy (leading scorer) in 1965-66 with Rochester of the American Hockey League.

The Rochester Americans retired Gamble's No. 9 jersey along with Jody Gage. Gage broke Gamble's team scoring records while wearing No. 9.

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