Professional Hockey Player. Born Gordon Lynn Strate, he played nine seasons (1953 to 1962) at the defenceman position in the Western Canada Junior Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Flyers, and Regina/Brandon Regals, American Hockey League with the Cleveland Barons, and Hershey Bears, Eastern Professional Hockey League with the Sudbury Wolves, and National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to his professional career, he played with the Maple Leaf Midgets and the Maple Leaf Don's Juniors. He appeared in 61 games with the Red Wings from 1956 to 1959, and he holds the record as the player to have played in the most NHL games without recording a point. After retiring from hockey, he owned a tire shop in Fort St. John, British Columbia, and eventually settled in Sherwood Park, just outside of his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, where he and his wife Myrna became an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.