|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1938|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 2000, USA|
Former Red Wings defenseman Gary Bergman dead at 62:- Saturday, December 9, 2000
Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Gary Bergman died Friday after an eight-month battle with cancer. He was 62.
Bergman had a malignant melanoma removed from his back in 1994. There were no further problems until April 15, when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the Red Wings said.
Bergman was in the Montreal organization when the Red Wings selected him in the 1964 intraleague draft.
He stayed with Detroit until being traded to the Minnesota North Stars early in the 1973-74 season. The North Stars traded him back to the Red Wings the following season.
After only one campaign in his second Detroit stint, Bergman played one season with the Kansas City Scouts to finish his career.
Born in Kenora, Ontario, Bergman played 838 NHL games, totaling 68 goals and 299 assists.
Bergman, who was selected to the 1973 All-Star game, had five assists in 21 career playoff games.
He also served as the president of the Red Wings Alumni Association in 1981 and from 1997-2000.
Memorial arrangements were pending.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Record added: Apr 23, 2013
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