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Bill Goldthorpe
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Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Minnesota Fighting Saints
Michigan Stags
Baltimore Blades
Denver Spurs
San Diego Mariners
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 20, 1953(1953-06-20),
Hornepayne, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1973 – 1984

Bill "Goldie" (also "Harpo") Goldthorpe (born June 20, 1953) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He is best known as the inspiration for Ogie Ogilthorpe in the 1977 film Slap Shot. Goldthorpe, a left winger, was a notorious hockey enforcer, a man once dubbed the "wildest, meanest, most unpredictable player in hockey." In his chequered eight-year career (1973–80, 83-84), Goldthorpe played for ten minor league teams and four World Hockey Association squads. Along the way, he racked up 1,132 penalty minutes in just 194 professional games.


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