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Arthur Gordon Bruce (May 9, 1919 – July 15, 1997) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 28 games in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario.

He played for Glebe High School in Ottawa in 1936-37 and then joined the Sudbury Wolves for the 1938 World Championship, which they won.

Bruce played for the junior Wolves after the World Championship and then the junior North Bay Trappers in 1938-39.

In 1939 Bruce was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins and was assigned to the Hershey Bears.

During the 1940-41 Boston won the Stanley Cup. Bruce was called up from the minors to played 8 regular season games, and 2 playoffs games for the winning team. Bruce qualified to be engraved on the Stanley Cup, but for some reason Boston Bruins choose to leave his name off.

In 1941-42 he played 15 games for the Bruins, scoring 4 goals and 8 assists. After that season Bruce joined the military for World War II. He played for the Ottawa Commandos as they won the Allan Cup in 1943.

After the war Bruce rejoined the Bruins for five games in 1945-46. He then played four seasons for the Hershey Bears. In 1950-51 he was the player-coach of the Glace Bay Miners and retired at the end of the season.

He had completed a rare triple in pre-World War II hockey - winning the Stanley Cup, Allan Cup, and World Championship.


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