1971 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Pittsburgh from Oshawa (OHA)
5-foot-10, 170 pounds
Left Wing, Defense
Played defense first two OHA seasons. ... Richmond Hill (Ont.) minor
Canadian • Born Dec. 12,
1951 in Willowdale, Ontario • Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario
NEVER PLAYED IN NHL
After the Draft
- Shifted from left wing to defense
early in pro career.
- Missed part of 1971-72
season with broken ankle.
Often played both defense and forward in the same game for Fort
Wayne during 1971-72 season.
- Missed parts of 1973-74 season with lacerated right arm
(from skate cut) and injured right knee.
- Won AHL Calder Cup with Hershey in 1974.
- Signed WHA contract with New England on June 9, 1974.
Named to NAHL All-Star Second Team with Cape Cod in 1974-75.
Was playing for Cape Cod (NAHL) team that folded on Dec. 30, 1975.
- Rights sold by Cape Cod (NAHL) to
Toledo (IHL) on Dec. 31, 1975,
although IHL later forced Toledo to gain permission from New England (WHA)
in order to let him play. The IHL initially wanted Toledo to forfeit
all three wins in which Methe had played, but the dispute was settled by
declaring them to be ties instead.
- Missed part of 1975-76 season with broken kneecap, suffered
during Toledo's Jan. 16, 1976, IHL game vs. Saginaw. He did not
return until Toledo's March 6, 1976, game vs. Fort Wayne. While he
was out with the injury, he served as Toledo's interim head coach.
- Won NAHL Outstanding Defenseman Award with Binghamton in
- Named to NAHL All-Star First Team with
Binghamton in 1976-77.
Gerald Paul Methe
Post-Draft Teams: Fort Wayne (IHL); Hershey (AHL); Cape Cod (NAHL); New England (WHA); Toledo (IHL); Binghamton (NAHL);
Orillia (OHA Sr.)
Family: Uncle of former Canadian collegiate golfer Mark Burrell.
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