Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Russ Gillow

1 NHL Game

February 1, 1972 Philadelphia Flyers vs California Golden Seals. 10-3 win.

   When Bruce Gamble suffered a career ending heart attack while playing for the Flyers they were left without a backup goalie during a West Coast road trip, far away from their minor league affiliates. Russ Gillow was playing for the Spokan Jets of the Western International Hockey League when he was offered a job by the Flyers. Gillow dressed as Doug Favell's backup for just one game. While he never made it back to the NHL, the World Hockey Associated came calling the next season and Gillow would go onto play 4 years in the Rebel League.

   Gillow recalls his brief NHL experience. "We, the Spokane Jets, had just finished winning the Allen Cup for senior hockey in Canada. Doug Favell aparently had the flu and I was asked to join the team and play for the Flyers. Turned out Doug was able to play that game so I just sat on the bench.  Probably would have been drafted the following year but I elected to join the new WHA with the Los Angeles Sharks."

Career stats from Hockeydb.com
Born  -- Hespeler, ONT 
Height 5.10 -- Weight 165 -- Shoots L
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1960-61Edmonton FlyersWHL100---
1960-61Milwaukee FalconsIHL70046006.571502230.829---
1960-61Lacombe RocketsCAHL000
1961-62Lacombe RocketsCAHL000
1961-62Edmonton FlyersWHL100---
1962-63Los Angeles BladesWHL0000000.00---
1962-63Edmonton FlyersWHL20011005.50640.853---
1962-63Lacombe RocketsCAHL000
1963-64Knoxville KnightsEHL1600
1966-67Des Moines Oak LeafsIHL7100700
1967-68Oklahoma City BlazersCPHL4308252491082.1625899320.911702
1968-69Oklahoma City BlazersCHL49002870143142.991000
1969-70Seattle TotemsWHL-------------500
1970-71Seattle TotemsWHL30014011004.72---
1970-71Calgary StampedersASHL000
1970-71Drumheller MinersASHL000
1971-72Spokane JetsWIHL2900
1972-73Los Angeles SharksWHA3806198296322.88171327550.887400
1973-74Los Angeles SharksWHA1802104169113.9841304140.857---
1973-74Greensboro GeneralsSHL2001007004.20110460.868---
1973-74Syracuse BlazersNAHL91955026112.84914
1974-75Syracuse BlazersNAHL2001284001.86200---
1974-75San Diego MarinersWHA3014165394113.41151127700.891300
1975-76San Diego MarinersWHA2300103774104.2811024940.870100

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