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.
|NHL Reg. Season
- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1964-1975
- Professional hockey clubs that Gary Bergman played in: Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
"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."
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