|Debut:||February 27, 1974
(N.Y. Rangers vs. Vancouver)
|Final NHL game:|| April 16, 1981 (playoffs)
(Calgary at Philadelphia)
|Stanley Cup:||Never won|
|Numbers worn:||14 (N.Y. Rangers); 11 (St. Louis);
8 (Los Angeles); 8 (Calgary)
N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis, Los Angeles,
Years: 1974-1981. Playoffs: 1976-1981
|Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Complete statistics available at NHL.com|
Played on 1969-70 Omaha team that won CHL regular-season title. ... Won both the CHL Adams Cup with Omaha and AHL Calder Cup with Buffalo in 1970. He appeared in only one playoff game for Buffalo -- having not been with the team during the regular-season -- during the playoff run with Omaha. ... Played on 1970-71 Omaha team that won CHL regular-season title. ... Won CHL Adams Cup with Omaha in 1971. ... Led Los Angeles with 127 penalty minutes in 1977-78. ... Named Los Angeles' Most Aggressive Player for 1977-78 -- the award's first winner. ... Played on 1981-82 Salt Lake team that won CHL regular-season title. ... Voted "Mr. Hustle" by Salt Lake (CHL) fans for 1981-82. .. Inducted posthumously as one of the charter members of the Shelburne & District Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
June 18, 1975 -- Traded by N.Y. Rangers with Ted Irvine and Jerry Butler to St. Louis in exchange for Bill Collins and John Davidson. March 6, 1976 -- Traded by St. Louis with NHL rights to Curt Brackenberry to Los Angeles for future considerations (cash). June 6, 1980 -- Traded by Los Angeles with Randy Holt in exchange for Garry Unger. Nov. 1, 1981 -- Signed with St. Louis as an unrestricted free agent.
Missed part of 1980-81 season with elbow infection that led to hospitalization in February 1981. ... Missed remainder of 1981 playoffs with eye injury, suffered when hit by a stray stick in what would prove to be his final NHL game -- Game 1 of a second-round playoff series on April 16, 1981, at Philadelphia.
Full Name: Bertwin
Nickname: "Belting Bert"
Other Post-Draft Teams: Omaha (CHL); Buffalo (AHL); Providence (AHL); Salt Lake (CHL)
Career Beyond Hockey: Died of stomach cancer at age 42.
|Selected by Los Angeles Sharks in 1972 WHA Draft, the first-ever WHA Draft, in February 1972.||Selected by New England Whalers in 1973 WHA draft of established professional players.||Finished second in AHL with 200 penalty minutes for Providence in 1973-74.||Played in 1974 Calder Cup Finals with Providence, scoring 11 points in 15 playoff games.|
|Worked on his family's farm in Shelburne, Ontario, during off-seasons of his playing days.||Was member of first Calgary Flames team in 1980-81 after team relocated from Atlanta.||Attended Edmonton's 1981 training camp on tryout basis but did not make the team.||Considered retiring in 1981 until offered contract by Emile Francis to sign with St. Louis.|
|Won Stanley Cup:||10|
|Hall of Fame:||1|
|1969 PICKS BY TEAM|
OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1969