Hockey Gods



Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on September 4th, 2018

Bruce Cameron "The Redheaded Rocket" MacGregor - Born April 26, 1941 in Edmonton, Alberta is a former professional ice Hockey centre and general manager.

MacGregor played all his minor and junior Hockey in Edmonton, helping his hometown Edmonton Oil Kings into the Memorial Cup playoffs twice, where in 1960, as the Oil Kings captain, won the Abbott Cup as Western Canada champions, and made it to the Memorial Cup championship games, losing to the St. Catharines Teepees.

MacGregor was then signed by the Detroit Red Wings, who sent him to their Western Hockey League affiliate, the Edmonton Flyers, to start his professional career. He scored 20 goals, 26 assists during his first 54 games with the Flyers, and finished the season with the Red Wings, playing in their last 12 games of the regular season, and then 8 playoff games, scoring 1 goal, 2 assists, as the Red Wings made it to the Stanley Cup final, losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

MacGregor would play in Detroit for 10 years, helping the Red Wings reach the Stanley Cup finals 4 times (1961, 1963, 1964, 1966). MacGregor had his best season point wise in 1966-67, scoring 28 goals, 19 assists in 70 games, playing with Paul Henderson and Norm Ullman on a line that became known as the HUM Line; second to the Production Line as the most explosive in Red Wings history.

When the Red Wings unexpectedly traded him to the New York Rangers with Larry Brown for Arnie Brown, Mike Robitaille and Tom Miller, February 2, 1971, MacGregor debated whether he should report to the Rangers or retire. He decided he still had some solid Hockey remaining, though, and went to New York, where he played four more seasons, helping the Rangers to the 1972 Stanley Cup finals, losing to the Boston Bruins.

MacGregor had been selected by Edmonton in the World Hockey Association / WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973, and he decided to finish his career back in his hometown playing in the WHA after the 1973-74 NHL season with the Rangers.

MacGregor scored 213 goals, 257 assists in 893 regular season NHL games, and 19 goals, 28 assist in 107 NHL playoff games.

Before the start of the 1974-75 WHA season, MacGregor was selected to play for the 1974 WHA Team Canada against the Soviet Union in the 1974 Summit Series.

MacGregor then played 2 seasons for the WHA Edmonton Oilers, scoring 37 goals, 38 assists in 135 games, and 1 assist in 4 playoff games.

After retiring, MacGregor joined the front office with the Edmonton Oilers, and won 5 Stanley Cups as the assistant general manager in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990.

Bruce MacGregor was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2015.


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