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Gerry Ehman
Gerry Ehman
Right Wing
Number: 19
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Nov 3, 1932
Birthplace: Cudworth, SK, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Springfield (AHL) for Hank Bassen, Dennis Olson and Bill McCreary on May 1, 1958.
Gerry Ehman started his hockey career as a standout offensive forward for the Flin Flon Bombers of the SJHL in 1951-52. From there, he made the leap into the world of pro hockey where a long journeyman's path awaited him.

From 1952 to 1958, he slowly sharpened his trade in the service of such minor-league clubs as the Edmonton Flyers, the St. Louis Flyers, the Sherbrooke Saints, the Quebec Aces, the Vancouver Canucks, the Springfield Indians, and the Hershey Bears.

Between minor-league stops, Ehman picked up a few games with the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings with little indication that the sturdy winger was anything more than a spot player. Once an injured forward got back onto his skates, Ehman was bound for his familiar place in the minors.

But in 1958, Leafs' GM Punch Imlach acquired him and tossed him onto a line with Billy Harris and Frank Mahovlich. The trio clicked, giving Ehman his first steady taste of life at the top. During the playoffs of that year, he astounded everyone, including himself, by potting 13 points in 12 post-season games.

The following year, he put in another sound effort, but was shut out during the playoffs. Soon after the start of the 1960-61 campaign, he was sent down to the Rochester Americans of the AHL where he remained until the tail end of the 1963-64 season. Imlach brought him back up for the playoffs, a move that got Ehman's name etched on the Stanley Cup.

After the championship parade, however, he was returned to Rochester where he toiled until the NHL expanded in 1967. The fledgling Oakland Seals secured his rights with the hope that his veteran leadership would help stabilize their new and disparate lineup. And Ehman did just that. Known as "Dad" because of his senior years, he skated on a line with Ernie Hicke and Tommy Williams. The trio performed well with Ehman putting up four-straight seasons of solid numbers in a losing cause.

By the end of the 1970-71 campaign, however, the old winger had run his course. He retired to pursue a lengthy career as a scout for various NHL teams.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80