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Garnet "Ace" Bailey, professional hockey player, was born on June 13, 1948 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada. He died at age 53 in the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack.
Born Garnet Edward Bailey, he was a member of the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup championship teams in 1969-70 and 1971-72. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals before finishing his playing career in 1978-79 with the Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association where he took rookie Wayne Gretzky under his wing.
In an NHL career spanning 11 years and 568 games, Bailey scored 107 goals and 171 assists with 633 penalty minutes. In his sole WHA season, he scored 5 goals and 4 assists with 22 penalty minutes in 38 games.
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