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The Boston Bruin Who Was Removed From The NHL For Gambling


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Dylan Robillard
August 29, 2023  (7:26)
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The NHL released former player Don Gallinger on August 28, 1970, after he was banished from the league in 1948 for breaking gambling laws. Clarence Campbell, the NHL's president, stated he had evidence that Gallinger was linked with the infamous criminal James Tamer and that they bet on hockey.

Gallinger's suspension lasted 22 years before it was lifted in 1970. Despite this, the National Hockey released him and he would never play professional hockey again.
Don Gallinger spent five seasons with the Boston Bruins from 1942 to 1948, scoring 65 goals and contributing 88 assists for a total of 153 points. He appeared in 222 games before his suspension, which ultimately ended his career.
Gallinger lived the rest of his life as an isolated, unhappy man shut off from his family and the hockey world. So much so that when he passed in 2000, he was living in a 10-by-15-foot apartment in Burlington, Ontario, and only a few people came to his burial.
He was undoubtedly damaged by his gambling and expulsion from the league, and he was never the same again.
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