Bill Gadsby Signed Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Photo
This hand signed hockey photo has been personally autographed by Bill Gadsby. Included with your purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity from Slap Shot Signatures.
Learn More about Bill Gadsby:
Bill Gadsby knew from a very young age, he was born to play hockey. Playing on frozen ponds in his native Calgary until after nightfall, Bill Gadsby left home at the age of 17 to pursue a career on the ice. He got his lucky break when Chicago Blackhawks scout, Bill Tobin, discovered the talented defenseman and offered him a contract. After only 12 games in the minors, Gadsby made it to the NHL at the age of 18. In his debut game, he got a cut to the face that took 12 stitches to close.
Gadsby was a solid defenseman, playing for the Blackhawks until 1954 when he was traded to the New York Rangers. During his tenure with the Rangers, Gadsby was elected to 4 All-Star Games and in 1957-1958, he set a defense record for 46 assists.
Bill Gadsby played for the Detroit Red Wings, hopeful that he would finally capture a Stanley Cup win. Gadsby reached several milestones while in Detroit: first defenceman to reach 500 points, and his 20th NHL season. Gadsby did reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1964, only to lose to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7.
Bill Gadsby was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970 and he continues to be an honoured member of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association.
Complete your Chicago Memorabilia Collection with a Signed Chicago Blackhawks Bill Gadsby Hockey Photo!