"As we skated off the ice after the last game, I stopped for one more look around that old barn. I realized that never in my life would I be prouder or have more respect for a group of men that I did at that moment."

Gary Bergman

Team Rosters: Canada

Position: D
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Kenora, Ontario

Club 1972:
Detroit Red Wings

Gary Bergman
Team Canada # 2

Gary Bergman was a strong experienced NHL defenseman known for his reliable but not flashy performance on the ice. His skill set included very fine body-checking and impressive shot-blocking. Bergman wasn’t an offensive blueliner and his experience was often underestimated in favor of more spectacular blueliners. He was rather a traditional NHL defense player of that time preferring to contribute to his team efforts with what he did the best - an extremely steady and solid play in defense.

Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 838 68 299 267 1249
NHL Playoffs 21 0 5 5 20


  • Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1964-1975
  • Professional hockey clubs that Gary Bergman played in: Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars


"Right away I realized what a classy guy he was in how he handled himself on and off the ice, and what a great competitor he was. He had a lot of confidence in his ability and wasn't worried about how he was going to play. He just went out and played. He was as solid a defenceman as has ever played the game."

Bred Park, Team Canada 1972

"He was a rock."

Bobby Orr

Gary Bergman demonstrated a very reliable performance at the Summit. He was named as Team Canada's MVP in Game 6 and played in all 8 games of the Series earning 3 assists and a solid "plus 5".

1972 Summit Overall Statistics
8 0 3 3 13 6 9 +5

Game-by-Game Performance: Scoring

Summit 1972: Scoring
Game   Period Time Scoring Notes
Game 1100:30Assist 
Game 3118:25Assist 
Game 4306:54Assist 
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Game-by-Game Performance: Penalty History

Summit 1972: Penalty
Game   Period Time Description
Game 2215:16tripping
Game 5208:13roughing
Game 6110:21tripping
Game 7303:26holding
Game 7316:26holding
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