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Mel Bridgman

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 190 lbs. (86 kg)

Born: April 28, 1955 in Trenton, Ontario
Draft: Philadelphia, 1st round (1st overall), 1975 NHL Amateur

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Oct 24, 2014 3:25 AM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1975-76 20 PHI NHL 80 23 27 50 20 22 86 17 5 1 2 23 4 0 166 13.9 Calder-5
1976-77 21 PHI NHL 70 19 38 57 21 35 120 15 4 0 2 33 4 1 136 14.0 AS-11
1977-78 22 PHI NHL 76 16 32 48 18 26 203 12 3 1 2 28 3 1 154 10.4
1978-79 23 PHI NHL 76 24 35 59 23 14 184 24 0 0 3 29 4 2 157 15.3
1979-80 24 PHI NHL 74 16 31 47 18 13 136 12 2 2 2 26 3 2 145 11.0
1980-81 25 PHI NHL 77 14 37 51 18 28 195 13 1 0 3 28 4 5 138 10.1 Selke-8
1981-82 26 TOT NHL 72 33 54 87 32 16 141 22 9 2 4 41 12 1 163 20.2
1981-82 26 PHI NHL 9 7 5 12 5 0 47 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 22 31.8
1981-82 26 CGY NHL 63 26 49 75 27 16 94 18 6 2 3 36 12 1 141 18.4
1982-83 27 CGY NHL 79 19 31 50 19 -1 103 10 9 0 1 22 9 0 131 14.5
1983-84 28 NJD NHL 79 23 38 61 23 -27 121 13 9 1 0 30 8 0 127 18.1
1984-85 29 NJD NHL 80 22 39 61 23 -16 105 14 5 3 3 24 15 0 143 15.4
1985-86 30 NJD NHL 78 23 40 63 23 -1 80 17 5 1 1 27 12 1 136 16.9
1986-87 31 TOT NHL 64 10 33 43 15 -7 99 7 1 2 2 27 6 0 86 11.6
1986-87 31 NJD NHL 51 8 31 39 13 -8 80 6 1 1 1 25 6 0 73 11.0
1986-87 31 DET NHL 13 2 2 4 2 1 19 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 13 15.4
1987-88 32 DET NHL 57 6 11 17 6 4 42 6 0 0 1 11 0 0 40 15.0
1988-89 33 VAN NHL 15 4 3 7 3 -4 10 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 17 23.5
7 yrs PHI NHL 462 119 205 324 123 138 971 97 18 4 15 172 22 11 918 13.0
4 yrs NJD NHL 288 76 148 224 82 -52 386 50 20 6 5 106 41 1 479 15.9
2 yrs CGY NHL 142 45 80 125 47 15 197 28 15 2 4 58 21 1 272 16.5
2 yrs DET NHL 70 8 13 21 8 5 61 7 0 1 2 13 0 0 53 15.1
1 yr VAN NHL 15 4 3 7 3 -4 10 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 17 23.5
Career NHL 977 252 449 701 263 102 1625 184 55 13 26 350 86 13 1739 14.5

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1975-76 20 PHI NHL 80 0.29 0.34 0.63 0.25 1.08 2.08 20 24 44 17 64 10 34 2 22 2.5 1.0 3.5 Calder-5
1976-77 21 PHI NHL 70 0.27 0.54 0.81 0.30 1.71 1.94 17 34 51 19 77 10 39 7 35 3.4 1.5 4.9 AS-11
1977-78 22 PHI NHL 76 0.21 0.42 0.63 0.23 2.67 2.03 14 29 43 16 71 11 51 17 26 2.3 1.4 3.7
1978-79 23 PHI NHL 76 0.32 0.46 0.78 0.30 2.42 2.07 20 30 50 19 77 12 65 14 14 3.4 1.3 4.8
1979-80 24 PHI NHL 74 0.22 0.42 0.64 0.24 1.84 1.96 13 26 39 14 60 9 61 23 13 2.0 0.8 2.7
1980-81 25 PHI NHL 77 0.18 0.48 0.66 0.23 2.53 1.79 11 29 40 14 73 10 68 33 28 1.5 1.6 3.1 Selke-8
1981-82 26 TOT NHL 72 0.46 0.75 1.21 0.45 1.96 2.26 24 40 64 24 137 50 98 27 16 5.1 1.3 6.4
1981-82 26 PHI NHL 9 0.78 0.56 1.33 0.57 5.22 2.44 5 4 9 4 14 4 18 8 0 0.9 0.1 1.0
1981-82 26 CGY NHL 63 0.41 0.78 1.19 0.43 1.49 2.24 19 36 55 20 123 46 80 19 16 4.2 1.2 5.4
1982-83 27 CGY NHL 79 0.24 0.39 0.63 0.25 1.30 1.66 15 25 40 15 93 38 68 12 -1 1.9 1.0 2.9
1983-84 28 NJD NHL 79 0.29 0.48 0.77 0.30 1.53 1.61 18 30 48 18 93 27 130 37 -27 2.9 0.7 3.5
1984-85 29 NJD NHL 80 0.28 0.49 0.76 0.28 1.31 1.79 17 31 48 18 92 29 117 38 -16 2.7 0.9 3.6
1985-86 30 NJD NHL 78 0.29 0.51 0.81 0.30 1.03 1.74 18 31 49 18 91 25 110 43 -1 2.8 0.9 3.7
1986-87 31 TOT NHL 64 0.16 0.52 0.67 0.23 1.55 1.34 9 28 37 13 64 11 82 22 -7 1.5 0.6 2.1
1986-87 31 NJD NHL 51 0.16 0.61 0.76 0.25 1.57 1.43 7 26 33 11 56 11 68 15 -8 1.6 0.4 2.0
1986-87 31 DET NHL 13 0.15 0.15 0.31 0.13 1.46 1.00 2 2 4 2 8 0 14 7 1 -0.1 0.2 0.2
1987-88 32 DET NHL 57 0.11 0.19 0.30 0.11 0.74 0.70 5 9 14 5 26 1 25 4 4 -0.5 0.7 0.2
1988-89 33 VAN NHL 15 0.27 0.20 0.47 0.20 0.67 1.13 3 2 5 2 10 5 11 2 -4 0.2 0.1 0.4
7 yrs PHI NHL 462 0.26 0.44 0.70 0.27 2.10 1.99 100 176 276 103 436 66 336 104 138 15.9 7.8 23.7
4 yrs NJD NHL 288 0.26 0.51 0.78 0.29 1.34 1.66 60 118 178 65 332 92 425 133 -52 10.0 2.8 12.8
2 yrs CGY NHL 142 0.32 0.56 0.88 0.33 1.39 1.92 34 61 95 35 216 84 148 31 15 6.1 2.2 8.3
2 yrs DET NHL 70 0.11 0.19 0.30 0.11 0.87 0.76 7 11 18 7 34 1 39 11 5 -0.5 0.9 0.4
1 yr VAN NHL 15 0.27 0.20 0.47 0.20 0.67 1.13 3 2 5 2 10 5 11 2 -4 0.2 0.1 0.4
Career NHL 977 0.26 0.46 0.72 0.27 1.66 1.78 204 368 572 212 1028 248 959 281 102 31.7 13.9 45.6

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1975-76 20 PHI NHL 16 6 8 14 6 31 6 0 0 2
1976-77 21 PHI NHL 7 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 1 0
1977-78 22 PHI NHL 12 1 7 8 3 36 1 0 0 1
1978-79 23 PHI NHL 8 1 2 3 1 17 1 0 0 0
1979-80 24 PHI NHL 19 2 9 11 4 70 2 0 0 0
1980-81 25 PHI NHL 12 2 4 6 2 39 2 0 0 0
1981-82 26 CGY NHL 3 2 0 2 1 14 2 0 0 0
1982-83 27 CGY NHL 9 3 4 7 3 33 1 2 0 0
1986-87 31 DET NHL 16 5 2 7 3 6 28 4 0 1 1 22 22.7
1987-88 32 DET NHL 16 4 1 5 2 2 12 4 0 0 0 8 50.0
1988-89 33 VAN NHL 7 1 2 3 1 -1 10 0 1 0 0 3 33.3
Career NHL 125 28 39 67 26 7 298 23 3 2 4 33 30.3

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1971-72 16 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 4 0 0 0 0
1972-73 17 Nanaimo Clippers BCJHL 49 37 50 87 31
1972-73 17 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 4 1 1 2 0
1973-74 18 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 62 26 39 65 149
1974-75 19 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 66 66 91 157 175
1974-75 19 Canada WJC-A 5 4 1 5 9
1987-88 32 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 2 1 2 3 0
Career 1 Season AHL 2 1 2 3 0
Career 1 Season BCJHL 49 37 50 87 31
Career 4 Seasons WCJHL 136 93 131 224 324
Career 1 Season WJC-A 5 4 1 5 9

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1974-75 19 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 12 12 6 18 34
Career 1 Season WCJHL 12 12 6 18 34

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Mel Bridgman 6.4 4.9 4.8 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.1 0.4 0.2
Dainius Zubrus 91.8 5.3 5.0 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.0 2.0 0.9 0.5
Butch Keeling 90.4 4.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.8 1.5
Guy Carbonneau 89.9 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.4 0.9 0.0 -0.4
Chris Gratton 89.2 6.9 5.8 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.3
Ralph Backstrom 88.3 6.7 5.6 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.1 2.1 1.8 0.0 -0.1
Murray Oliver 88.0 6.5 5.8 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.1 1.7 0.1
Cal Gardner 87.7 6.2 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.2 2.5 2.5 2.4 1.2 1.1
Bob Pulford 87.7 5.6 5.1 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.4 2.7 2.1 2.0 1.5 1.4
J.P. Parise 87.3 6.8 6.5 5.1 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.1 2.4 1.7 1.1 -0.1 -0.1
Harry Watson 87.0 5.6 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.5 2.7 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.6 0.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Mel Bridgman 6.4 4.9 4.8 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.1 0.4 0.2
Butch Keeling 90.4 4.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.8 1.5
Ross Lonsberry 89.7 5.2 5.1 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.1 2.5 1.9 1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Dainius Zubrus 89.0 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.0 2.0 0.9 0.6 0.5
Chris Gratton 89.0 6.9 5.8 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.3 -0.2
Cal Gardner 87.7 6.2 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.2 2.5 2.5 2.4 1.2 1.1
J.P. Parise 87.3 6.8 6.5 5.1 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.1 2.4 1.7 1.1 -0.1 -0.1
Harry Watson 87.0 5.6 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.5 2.7 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.6 0.7
Guy Carbonneau 86.8 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.4 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.0 -0.4
Don Marshall 86.7 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.5 1.4 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.6
Mike Sillinger 86.0 6.2 5.8 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.2 2.7 2.4 1.9 1.7 1.2 1.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 11, 1981: Traded to Calgary by Philadelphia for Brad Marsh, November 11, 1981.

June 20, 1983: Traded to New Jersey by Calgary with Phil Russell for Steve Tambellini and Joel Quenneville, June 20, 1983.

March 9, 1987: Traded to Detroit by New Jersey for Chris Cichocki and Detroit's 3rd round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Andrew MacVicar) in 1987 Entry Draft, March 9, 1987.

October 4, 1988: Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 4, 1988.

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