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| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
149 lb (68 kg)
|Teams|| Buffalo Sabres|
Calgary Cowboys (WHA)
Winnipeg Jets (WHA)
|Born|| January 19 1950,|
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Pro Career||1971 – 1982|
Gary Bert "Bones" Bromley (born January 19, 1950, in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former ice hockey Goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He also played in the World Hockey Association with the Calgary Cowboys and Winnipeg Jets.
He played junior hockey for the Regina Pats from 1968 to 1971 and was a pickup by the Weyburn Red Wings for the 1969-70 Memorial Cup Final. Undrafted, the Buffalo Sabres signed him as a free agent in 1971. Bromley then spent two seasons in the minors, helping the Cincinnati Swords win the Calder Cup in 1973.
Bromley appeared briefly for the Sabres in 1973-74 and then, through a combination of injuries and other circumstances, became the regular goalie for the Sabres in 1974-75. However, he was bumped from that position in the playoffs by the newly-accquired Gerry Desjardins.
He got into only one game for the Sabres in 1975-76 and then jumped to the Calgary Cowboys of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1976-77. After the Cowboys folded Bromley then joined the Winnipeg Jets in 1977-78, posting a 25-12-1- record in the regular season and a 4-0-0 record in the playoffs as the Jets won the Avco World Trophy.
The following season Bromley jumped back to the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks. He played there for three seasons, mostly as a backup. He was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1981, but never played for the team. Bromley played for the New Haven Nighthawks in 1981-82 and then retired.
In his NHL career, Bromley played in 136 games and accumulated a record of 54-44-28. In the WHA, he played in 67 games, with a record of 31-21-3. He may be best remembered for his "Skull" mask which he wore during his years with the Canucks. The idea for the design came from his nickname, "Bones".
- ↑ The Hockey News:Greatest Masks of All Time. Woodley, Kevin. Gary Bromley. Pp 84-86. Retrieved Nov. 19, 2008.