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Mel Bridgman
Melbridgman
Position Centre
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Philadelphia Flyers
Calgary Flames
New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings
Vancouver Canucks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 28 1955 (1955-04-28) (age 61),
Trenton, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1975
Philadelphia Flyers
WHA Draft 4th overall, 1975
Denver Spurs
Pro Career 1975 – 1989

Melvin John Bridgman (born April 28, 1955 in Trenton, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional centre who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 14 seasons from 1975–76 until 1988–89.

In 1992, he was named as the first General Manager of the revived Ottawa Senators of the NHL.

Playing careerEdit

Bridgman was drafted 1st overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. He played 977 career NHL games, scoring 252 goals and 449 assists for 701 points, as well as adding 1625 penalty minutes. His best offensive season was the 1981–82 season, when he set career highs with 33 goals, 54 assists, and 87 points.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 23 27 50 86 16 6 8 14 31
1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 19 38 57 120 7 1 0 1 8
1977–78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 16 32 48 203 12 1 7 8 36
1978–79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 24 35 59 184 8 1 2 3 17
1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 16 31 47 136 19 2 9 11 70
1980–81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 14 37 51 195 12 2 4 6 39
1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 9 7 5 12 47 -- -- -- -- --
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 63 26 49 75 94 3 2 0 2 14
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 79 19 31 50 103 9 3 4 7 33
1983–84 New Jersey Devils NHL 79 23 38 61 121 -- -- -- -- --
1984–85 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 22 39 61 105 -- -- -- -- --
1985–86 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 23 40 63 80 -- -- -- -- --
1986–87 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 8 31 39 80 -- -- -- -- --
1986–87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 2 2 4 19 16 5 2 7 28
1987–88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 2 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
1987–88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 6 11 17 42 16 4 1 5 12
1988–89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 15 4 3 7 10 7 1 2 3 10
17 seasons NHL totals 977 252 449 701 1625 125 28 39 67 298

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Greg Joly
NHL First Overall Draft Pick
1975
Succeeded by
Rick Green
Preceded by
Bill Barber
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1975
Succeeded by
Mark Suzor
Preceded by
Bobby Clarke
Philadelphia Flyers captains
1979-81
Succeeded by
Bill Barber
Preceded by
Don Lever
New Jersey Devils captains
1984-87
Succeeded by
Kirk Muller
Preceded by
first GM
General managers of the Ottawa Senators
1991–93
Succeeded by
Randy Sexton


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