Gordie Brydson

Gordie Brydson

Born: January 3rd, 1907 in Toronto, Ontario

Gordie was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and golf professional. Brydson played professional ice hockey from 1926 through 1933, including eight games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Brydson made his professional debut in 1926 for Eddie Livingstone's Chicago Cardinals. He scored the first goal of the franchise in its home opener. Like several of the AHA teams, the Cardinals folded without finishing the season. The NHL did not recognize the signing of Brydson by Chicago and awarded his pro-rights to Stratford of the Can-Pro League. Stratford moved him to the Hamilton Tigers where he played the 1927–28 season. The following season he played for the Buffalo Bisons of the Can-Pro. The following season, 1929–30, Brydson made his NHL debut, playing in 14 games for the Maple Leafs. He was sent to the London Panthers for the rest of the season. He moved to the Chicago Shamrocks for two seasons and retired after the 1932–33 season which he played with the Detroit Olympics.

Brydson was also an accomplished golfer and after ending his hockey career went on to enjoy many successes as a professional, highlighted by winning the Canadian PGA Championship in 1944 and 1948.[1] He also won the Millar Trophy twice, the provincial opens of Ontario and Quebec, and represented Canada in the Hopkins Trophy on four occasions. He was associated with the Mississauga Golf and Country Club, then of Toronto Township, Ontario. In recognition of his achievements, he was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1982. He had also been inducted into the halls of fame of the PGA of Canada and Ontario Golf.[2]


  • Ontario Open 1930 & 1944
  • PGA of Canada Millar Championship 1937 & 1953
  • PGA of Canada Championship 1944 & 1948
  • Quebec Open Championship 1941
  • River- mead Trophy (Low Canadian in the Canadian Open) 1942 & 1956
  • PGA of Canada Seniors 1961
  • PGA of Ontario Seniors 1962 & 1965

Career History:

  • PGA of Canada President 1947-1948
  • Served as the Head Professional at Mississaugua G.C. 1931 to 1972
  • Played for Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 

Hall of Fame Induction History:

  • Canadian Golf Hall of Fame 1982
  • Ontario Golf Hall of Fame 2000
  • PGA of Canada Hall of Fame 2014
  • PGA of Ontario Hall of Fame 2020

Source: PGA of Canada Hall of Fame / Golf Ontario Hall of Fame /Canadian Golf Hall of Fame