Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Walter Lawrence "Gus" Kyle
Birth: Sep. 11, 1923
Dysart
Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: Nov. 17, 1996
Affton
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Professional Hockey Player, Broadcaster. He played 203 games in the National Hockey League. After signing New York Rangers as a free agent in 1949, he played two seasons with them. Traded to the Boston Bruins with Pentti Lund for Paul Ronty in 1951, he would go on to lead the NHL with 127 in penalty minutes. He was eventually sent down to the minor leagues, playing with the Calgary Stampeders until 1957 when he started coaching. He coached of the Stampeders until 1961, then moved on to the St. Louis Braves in 1962 (the Braves were a Chicago Blackhawks minor league team that featured a young future Hall of Famer Phil Esposito). When the St. Louis Blues entered the league in 1967, he switched to broadcasting for the team, First paired with the legendary Jack Buck, he later teamed up with Dan Kelly for 16 years. His signature line during intense gameplay action was "It's a real barn burner!" After he died of heart problems, his body was donated to a local medical school. (bio by: Mr. Tom) 
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mr. Tom
Record added: Feb 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105771543
Walter Lawrence Gus Kyle
Added by: Mr. Tom
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- R I P
 Added: Nov. 17, 2013

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 17, 2013

- florida boy 64
 Added: Sep. 11, 2013
There are 12 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 18 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service