Andy Bathgate

by Sujan 15 Mar,2023
Andy Bathgate
Body Stats
Weight in KG 83 kg
Personal Info
  • Father Andrew Bathgate
  • Relationship Status married
  • First Name Andy
  • Mother Alma Bathgate
  • Wikipedia
  • Last Name Bathgate
  • Birth Name Andrew James Bathgate
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Siblings Frank Douglas Bathgate
  • Married to Merle Bathgate
  • Birth Country Canada
  • No. of Siblings 1
  • Famous Name Andy Bathgate
  • Children Bill Bathgate, Sandee Bathgate
  • Career Earnings
  • Date August 28
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Awards Hockey Hall of Famer
  • Profession Former Ice Hockey Player
  • Famous for Ice Hockey Player
  • Started career as Ice Hockey Player
  • Height 183

Late Andrew James Bathgate was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who pursued his 17 years career in NHL(National Hockey League) for teams including; New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Pittsburg Penguins.

He is known for his right-wing position and in the year 2017 Bathgate was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.

Andy James Died Cause: Neurological Disorder

Bathgate died at the age of 83 on February 26, 2016, in Brampton, Ontario. At the time of his death, he had Dementia disease(a disease related to mild memory loss) and Parkinson's disease(a degenerative neurological disorder).

Even after his demise, The player is remembered for the Fascinating deeds he did in his career by winning several awards like; the Stanley Cup championship (1964), WHL(World Hockey League) MVP (1970), NHL First All-Star team right wing (1959, and 1962), etc. 

Andrew James Married for over 6 Decades

Bathgate has devoted his whole life to the same lady; his wife Merle Bathgate (née Lewis) The couple officially tied the knot after several meetings prior to their marriage in 1955. 

TheThe Bathgate Couple SOURCE: Dignity Memorial

James' married life validated 61 years long until his death. They togetherly have a son; Bill Bathgate and a daughter Sandra LynnSandee” Bathgate.

James Bathgate Migrated to Ontario with his Parents

A former ice hockey player was born on August 28, 1932, in Winnipeg, Canada to his father Andrew Bathgate, and mother, Alma Bathgate. His father was a truck driver who died when Andy was just 13.

Bathgate Bathgate with his Son and Grandchildren

  SOURCE: Dignity Memorial

James even had a brother named Frank, The family moved to Guelph, Ontario, after the death of Father and both the brothers later joined on Biltmore junior team from where they began living their dreams.  

Andrew Operated a Golf Course; Net worth and Contracts

Bathgate has earned most of his wealth from his professional career. He is also associated with several brand endorsements. As per the sources he has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. 

Bathgate Bathgate owns a golf course SOURCE: Facebook @Bathgate Golf Course

Bathgate owned and operated the 20-acre (81,000 m2) Bathgate Golf Centre golf course in Mississauga, Ontario, while his brother Frank owned a driving range just a short distance away on Highway 10.

James Post-Retirement in Brief

James assisted in coaching his grandson; Andy Bathgate's(Namesake) hockey team over the winter months. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Andy Bathgate, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Bathgate previously played for the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Some other players who play for The Pittsburgh Penguins are; Teddy Blueger, Chad Ruhwedel, Justin Schultz

Andy Bathgate was born on February 26, 1991. In addition, James mentioned that his recent hip surgery made it doubtful that he would participate in any more old-timers games. 

The Rangers held a special ceremony to retire his number nine together with Harry Howell's number three before the February 22, 2009 game against the Maple Leafs.

Adam Graves #9 had been raised to the Madison Square Garden rafters 19 nights prior, and Bathgate joined him there. Graves called Bathgate "The best Ranger to ever wear the #9,".

Bathgate was Fined by the NHL for his Comments on Spearing 

Andy Bathgate a Rangers player wrote an article called "Atrocities on Ice" criticizing the spearing and was fined by the NHL for his comments. 

Bathgate believed that the spearing was getting out of hand and someone was going to get seriously hurt. The NHL eventually changed the rule, but Bathgate never got his fine refunded.

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