Richard Gamble

Category

Athlete

Sport

Hockey

Hometown

Moncton

Year Inducted

1984

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Richard Gamble

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

He scored 1,189 points in his professional hockey career, including 620 goals and 569 assists.He scored 30 or more goals in 11 seasons and 40 or more in four seasons, records that still stand in the American Hockey League.He was a four-time all-star, and one-time scoring champion and most valuable player. This was Dick Gamble, one of the most prolific goal scorers in all of professional hockey.You’ll find his name on the Stanley Cup with his Montreal Canadians team-mates (1952-53); you’ll also find his name three times with those of his Rochester team-mates on the Calder Cup. His hockey career took him from his home town of Moncton to Oshawa, Québec, Montréal, Chicago, Toronto, Buffalo and Rochester.It has been 16 years since he last played pro hockey, and he still stands third on the list of all-time goal scorers in the A.H.L. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 2nd, 1984.

Quick Facts

  • Played in the National Hockey League with Montreal (1951-54, 55-56), Chicago (1954-55) and Toronto (1965-66, 66-67) 

  • Member of Montreal Canadiens’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 1952 

  • Scored 41 goals and 41 assists in 195 NHL games 

  • Played 14 seasons in the American Hockey League with Buffalo and Rochester 

  • First-team AHL all-star in 1966 

  • Awarded AHL MVP in 1965-66