Scott Gordon Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Relationship

Scott Gordon Biography

Scott Gordon is an American professional ice hockey coach and former professional goaltender. He most recently served as the interim head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NFL).

He has also previously served as the head coach of the AHL’s Providence Bruins and NHL’s New York Islanders. Gordon was born in Brakton, Massachusetts, but grew up in Easton, Massachusetts.

Scott Gordon Age

Gordon was born on February 6, 1963, in Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S. He is 56 years old as of 2019.

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Scott Gordon Relationship | Marriage | Children

Gordon is married to Jennifer Gordon whom he met during his year with the Atlanta Knights, and has two sons, Erik and Ryan, who played hockey as well.

Scott Gordon Career

Gordon began his collegiate career with the Boston College Eagles in the 1982–83 season, where in nine games, he posted a 3–3–0 record with a 2.43 goals against average (GAA).

Gordon became the Eagles’ starting goaltender in 1983–84, where in 35 games, he had a 21–13–0 record and a 3.74 GAA, helping Boston College qualify for the 1984 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The Eagles faced off against the Michigan State Spartans, where they lost the two-game total goal series 13–8.

Gordon retained his starter’s job for the 1984–85 season, as he went 23–11–2 with a 3.61 GAA in 36 games played. On March 16, 1985, in a game against the Providence College Friars, Gordon and Friars goaltender Chris Terreri made hockey history, as both goalies placed water bottles on the top of their nets, the first time that goalies placed water bottles on the top of their nets in a hockey game.

Gordon led Boston College into the 1985 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, as the Eagles reached the semi-finals before losing to Providence 4–3 in triple overtime.

Gordon returned for one last season with Boston in 1985–86, where in 32 games, he posted a 17–8–1 record and a 3.63 GAA. He was named to the Hockey East First-Team All-Star in 1986.[2] Boston College qualified for the 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, however, they lost to the Minnesota Golden Gophers 11–7 in the East Regional Semi-finals.

Gordon was not drafted, but on October 2, 1986, he signed as a free agent with the Quebec Nordiques of the NHL. The Nordiques assigned Gordon to the Fredericton Express of the AHL for the 1986–87 season. In 31 games, he had a 10–12–2 record with a 4.47 GAA and .875 save percentage as the Express failed to qualify for the playoffs.

In the 1987–88 season, the Nordiques assigned Gordon to the AHL’s Baltimore Skipjacks, and in 34 games, Gordon posted a 7–18–3 record with a 5.61 GAA and .861 save percentage. His seven wins led the Skipjacks, as Baltimore finished in last place in the league, missing the playoffs.

Gordon spent most of the 1988–89 season with the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. In 31 games, Gordon had a record of 18–9–3 with a 3.82 GAA and a .888 save percentage, as Johnstown finished in second place in the League.

In the postseason, Gordon went 7–4 with a 3.34 GAA in 11 games as the Chiefs lost to the Carolina Thunderbirds in the Riley Cup Finals. Gordon also saw some action with the Halifax Citadels of the AHL during the 1988–89 season, going 0–2–0 with a 5.17 GAA and a .825 save percentage in two games.

Gordon played most of the 1989–90 with the Nordiques’ AHL affiliate, the Halifax Citadels, where in 48 games, he had a 28–16–3 record with a 3.33 GAA and a .887 save percentage, leading Halifax into the playoffs. In six playoff games, he also posted a 2–4 record with a 4.94 GAA as the Citadels lost to the Sherbrooke Canadiens in the North Division Semi-finals.

Gordon also made his NHL debut in the 1989–90 season with the Nordiques. He played his first game on January 30, 1990, as he took the loss in a 5–2 defeat against the Buffalo Sabres.

After losing his first four games in the NHL, Gordon recorded his first victory, as on February 6, 1990, he made 26 saves in a 5–3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Overall, Gordon was 2–8–0 with a 5.33 GAA and .856 save percentage in ten games for the Nordiques. Gordon also became the first ever former ECHL player to appear in the NHL.

Gordon began the 1990–91 season with the Nordiques, where in 13 games, he had a record of 0–8–0 with a 5.94 GAA and .787 save percentage. He also spent the majority of the 1990–91 AHL season with the Citadels, as Gordon posted a 12–10–2 record with a 3.70 GAA and .879 save percentage for Halifax. The club, however, failed to reach the postseason.

Gordon split the 1991–92 season between the Citadels — where in seven games, he had a 3–3–1 record with a 3.82 GAA and .886 save percentage — and the New Haven Nighthawks, where Gordon was 3–1–0 with a 2.76 GAA and .898 save percentage in four games.

In two playoff games with the Nighthawks, Gordon 0–2 with a 4.54 GAA as the Nighthawks lost to the Adirondack Red Wings in the North Division Semi-finals. Following the season, Gordon became a free agent and signed with the Nashville Knights of the ECHL.

Gordon joined the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League as an assistant coach to Bill Armstrong for the 2000–01 season. In his first season with the Bruins, the team had a 35–31–10–4 record, earning 84 points and a trip to the playoffs, as the club finished in third place in the New England Division.

Providence defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack and Worcester IceCats to win the division in the playoffs, however, the Bruins lost to the Saint John Flames in the Eastern Conference finals.

In 2001–02, the Bruins struggled to a 35–33–8–4 record, third in the East Division, and tenth in the Eastern Conference. Providence faced the St. John’s Maple Leafs in a best-of-three qualifying series, in which they were swept in two games to be eliminated from the playoffs.

The Bruins made a head coaching change prior to the 2002–03, as Mike Sullivan was hired to take over for Bill Armstrong. Providence kept Gordon as an assistant coach. After the Bruins started the season 41–17–9–4 under Sullivan, he was promoted to the Boston Bruins late in the season as the team made a coaching change, and Gordon became the head coach of Providence.

Gordon led Providence to a 3–3–2–1 record in their last nine games, as the club finished in first place in the North Division. In the postseason, the Bruins were upset by the Manitoba Moose in the first round.

Gordon led Providence to a 36–29–11–4 record in his first full season as the head coach in 2003–04, helping them reach the qualifying round of the playoffs. In the best-of-three qualification round, the Bruins were swept by the Portland Pirates in two games.

Providence had a solid season in 2004–05, going 40–30–7–3 to finish with 90 points, and a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins then upset the first place Manchester Monarchs in the first round of the playoffs, then defeated the Lowell Lock Monsters in the Atlantic Division finals to earn a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bruins lost to the Philadelphia Phantoms in six games.

Gordon led the Bruins to another postseason appearance in the 2005–06 season, as Providence had a 43–31–1–5 record, earning 92 points and fourth place in the Atlantic Division. In the playoffs, the Portland Pirates defeated Providence in the first round.

The Bruins had another very solid season in 2006–07, as Providence had a 44–30–2–4 record, earning 94 points and third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack in the Division semi-finals, however they lost to the Manchester Monarchs in the Atlantic Division finals.

Providence had a spectacular season in 2007–08, as the Bruins won the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy, awarded to the team who finished with the most points in the regular season.

The Bruins had a 55–18–3–4 record, earning 117 points. Providence quickly swept the Manchester Monarchs in the first round of the playoffs, but the Bruins were upset by the Portland Pirates in the Atlantic Division Finals.

After the season, Gordon won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as Coach of the Year in the AHL.

On August 12, 2008, Gordon left the Bruins to become the head coach of the New York Islanders in the NHL.

Scott Gordon Net Worth

The estimated Net Worth of Gordon is at least  $14.1 Million dollars as of 10 June 2015. Scott Gordon owns over 200,000 units of Heartland Express stock worth over $9,808,908 and over the last 4 years Scott sold HTLD stock worth over $4,248,000.

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