By: Mark Allred | Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
Happy 48th Birthday To Former Boston Bruins Goaltender Scott Bailey!
Scott Bailey was born on May 2nd, 1972, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After spending some time playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Calgary Buffaloes, the 6′-0″ 195-pound netminder went onto play for the Moose Jaw Warrior and Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League from the ages of 16 to 19-years-old. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round of the 1992 National Hockey League Entry Draft (112th Overall) from the festivities held at the legendary Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.
After signing an entry-level deal with the Boston club, Bailey would start his professional career in the ECHL with the Bruins “AA” minor pro affiliates. Starting with the Johnstown Chiefs in the 1992-93 season, he played in 36 games posting a record of 13-15-3 with a 3.84 goals-against-average and .875 save percentage in 36 appearances as a 20-year-old. The following season Scott would start the year with the Providence Bruins, the NHL Bruins top minor-pro affiliate in the American Hockey League. He played in seven contests for the Rhode Island team going 2-2-2 in 1993-94, but in that same year was sent back to the ECHL this time with a new “AA” affiliation the Charlotte Checkers. With Charlotte in 93-94, he went 22-11-3 with a 3.58 GAA and .897 save%.
The 1994-95 season Bailey would eventually leave the ECHL developing ranks for Providence as a regular netminder, even seeing time in the NHL with Boston. In his time with the Providence club, the Alberta native appeared in 127 games and a record of 53-54-16. In19 games played at the NHL level with the Boston Bruins he got into 19 games and contributed with a 6-6-2 record and 3.42 GAA and .876 Save%, which unfortunately would be his only time at the top level of hockey in the world.
Scott would go onto play several more seasons in the AHL, International Hockey League, the SM-liiga League in Finland, and even making a stop in London, England. Bailey would retire from the game after the 2003-04 season when he played in one game for the Lakeland Loggerheads of the WHA2 league, according to the great folks at HockeyReference.com.