June 05, 2008

Doc Roberts

Even though Gord Roberts never played for a Stanley Cup winning team, he is still considered to be the best left winger of his time. His enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame testifies to that.

Over a ten year career in hockey, Roberts managed to score 204 goals in 167 games, making him one of the most respected shooters of his day.

Gord skated one season with the Ottawa Senators in 1910. Deciding to study medicine, he moved to the Montreal Wanderers the following year to be close to McGill University. he continued playing with the Wanderers until his graduation in 1916.

In 1917 Roberts moved to the west coast to begin his medical practice. While there he joined the Vancouver Millionaires of the newly formed Pacific Coast Hockey Association. He played one season there before hospital duties took him to Seattle in 1918 where he skated for the Metropolitans.

Roberts would return to Vancouver but would retire in 1920 to concentrate on his medical career.

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