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BRUCE BELL #36
Defense
Born: Feb 15, 1965
Toronto, ON
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Shoots: Left
Selected by Quebec Nordiques in Round 3 (#52 overall) in 1983 NHL Entry Draft.
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, February 1, 1990.
Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Kari Takko, November, 22, 1990.

 
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 OILERS' STATS:
 SEASON:
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
 1989-90
1
0
0
0
0
 TOTALS:
1
0
0
0
0
Bruce Bell was an offensive-minded defenceman who played on five different NHL clubs in the late 1980s.  He was an efficient passer and joined the rush with confidence but was eventually worn down by the physical play in the NHL.
The Toronto native scored 124 points in three seasons with the Soo Greyhounds, Windsor Spitfires, and Brantford Alexanders.  He was chosen 53rd overall by the Quebec Nordiques at the 1983 Entry Draft.  Bell scored 37 points as a rookie and helped the Nords reach the semi-finals.
Prior to the 1985-86 season, the young blueliner was traded to the St. Louis Blues for francophone defenceman Gilbert Delorme.  He developed into a solid positional player under coach Jacques Demers and helped the Blues come within one game of making the Stanley Cup finals in 1986.  The following year he was playing steadily until he was hurt by a devastating bodycheck by Toronto's Wendel Clark.  Bell was never the same player after he was knocked out by this jolt and skated briefly with the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers before heading to the minors.
As a change of pace he signed with the Durham Wasps and Durham Hawks of the British League in 1995-96 and also played with VSV Villach of Austria.  He returned to North America in 1997-98 and played with four different minor pro clubs before retiring.