Boston Bruins history for July 14:
1921: Armand Gaudreault (full name Armand Gerard Gaudreault) is born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec. He started out playing in his hometown area for the Quebec Aces, spending four years there before coming up to the Bruins in 1944-45 for a season. In that season, he played 44 games and put up 24 points, adding two assists in the Bruins’ seven-game playoff run that year as well. He also played for the Hershey Bears in a three-year stint, but then returned to the old familiar Aces to finish out his career. He played until 1952.
1974: Nathan Dempsey is born in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Dempsey was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1992 and spent nine years with the Leafs organization, though mostly with their then-AHL affiliate in St. John. At one point, he had a 61-point season with the St. John’s Maple Leafs. In 2002, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he started to see more regular time on the parent club’s blue line during two seasons there. He was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 2004, played briefly in Germany, returned to the Kings and then became part of the Bruins for 2006-07. With the Bruins, though, he returned to mostly playing for the AHL with Providence, where he had 21 points in 46 games. He did play 17 games with Boston, however, and recorded an assist. Following his season with the Bruins, he played in Switzerland before retiring.
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