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Gary Bruce Sabourin (born December 4, 1943 in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League from 1967–68 until 1976–77.


He played junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers (a New York Rangers farm team) in 1963-64. Turning pro in 1964-65, he was buried in the Rangers' system until 1967 when he was traded to the expansion St. Louis Blues in part for Rod Seiling.

This was his big chance and Sabourin made the most of it. He made his NHL debut in 1967-68 with the Blues and spent the following six seasons with the club. He broke the 20 goal barrier four times and eztablished himself as a hardworking regular.

In 1974-75 Sabourin fell to only 7 goals. He was then traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Eddie Johnston but a knee injury and a deep Leafs' roster kept his ice time down.

In 1976 he was traded to the California Golden Seals for Stan Weir and enjoyed a 21 goal season. But in the next season with the Cleveland Barons injuries and age took their toll. Sabourin retired in 1977.

Sabourin played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1970 and 1971. He played 627 career NHL games, scoring 169 goals and 188 assists for 357 points. Sabourin also played 62 playoff games, scoring 19 goals and 11 assists for 30 points.

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