Birth date 8 Aug 1927 (91 years)
Nationality Canada Canada
Team history
Detroit Red Wings 1961 - 1966
Rangers 1955 - 1961
Chicago Blackhawks 1946 - 1955

William Alexander Gadsby is a professional ice hockey defenceman who was born on August 8, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Gadsby is best known for playing in major NHL teams such as the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, and the New York Rangers. Although retired from the game, Gadsby remains one of the notable players in the sport and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970.

According to The Hockey News list, Gadsby ranks number 99 on the 100 Greatest Hockey Players as of 1998.

Throughout his 21 year long career in ice hockey, Gadsby has sadly not one a single Stanley Cup. He did come rather close to winning the Cup during his last season of professional ice hockey, however his then team, the Detroit Red Wings, lost the final game series to the Montreal Canadiens.

Currently, Gadsby has the distinction of being an “Honored Member” of Detroit Red Wings’ Alumni Association. He is also quite active in the group’s pursuit to raise money to aid the children’s charities in Detroit.