Bruce Cline

Bruce Cline spent many years starring in the minor leagues, most notably with the Springfield Indians, Hershey Bears, and Providence Reds. He scored 773 points in the AHL, won four Calder Cup championships and the 1956 AHL Rookie of the Year.

The right winger was described as "ferocious and fearless," he never really caught on in the National Hockey League. He was most likely discriminated against because of his size. He was just 5'7" and 135lbs.

The New York Rangers did give the Quebec born mighty mite a half-season look in 1956-57. He appeared in 30 games that season, often playing on a line with Larry Popein and Dean Prentice. He would only score 2 goals and 5 points in his time in the bigs. He was soon returned to the AHL where he played until 1968.

After hockey Bruce and his wife Elyse returned to Quebec and had many jobs, including restaurant owner, hockey stick salesman, real estate agent and owner of two clothing stores.


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