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Gerry Meehan (b. September 3 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional left winger who played mostly in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames and Washington Capitals.

Playing Career

Meehan was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Newmarket, Ontario. He played minor hockey for St. Michael's College School and junior for the Toronto Marlboros. He played for the 1966–67 Marlboros that won the Memorial Cup.

Meehan was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft, fourth round, 21st overall. He played for the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames, Washington Capitals, as well as the Ontario Hockey Association's Toronto Marlboros, American Hockey League's Rochester Americans, CPHL's Tulsa Oilers, Western Hockey League's Phoenix Roadrunners, Seattle Totems, and the World Hockey Association's Cincinnati Stingers. He served as captain for both the Sabres and Capitals.

One of Meehan's career highlights as a Sabre remains a lowlight to Flyers fans. In the last game of the 1971–72 regular season, the Flyers needed a win or a tie against the Sabres to beat out the Pittsburgh Penguins for the final playoff spot. The score was tied, but with just four seconds on the clock, Meehan took a shot from 80 feet away that somehow got by Flyers goalie Doug Favell, ending the Flyers' season.



Buffalo Sabres Captains
Smith | Meehan | Schoenfeld | Gare | Perreault | Ruff | Foligno | Ramsey | LaFontaine | Mogilny | Peca | Audette | Barnes | Šatan | Drury | Patrick | Dumont | Brière | Drury | Tallinder | Hecht | Lydman | Rivet| Pominville | Vanek | Ott | Gionta | Eichel



 

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