Danny Gare

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Danny Gare
Born (1954-05-14) May 14, 1954 (age 60)
Nelson, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 29th overall, 1974
Buffalo Sabres
WHA Draft 36th overall, 1974
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1974–1987

Daniel Mirl Gare (born May 14, 1954) is a Canadian retired National Hockey League (NHL) player, most notably of the Buffalo Sabres. During a 14-year professional career, Gare also played for the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers. He was a two-time All-Star right winger who twice scored 50 goals for the Buffalo Sabres, including the 1979–80 season, when he tied for the league lead with 56. He was known for his quick wrist shot and status as a small, yet scrappy and fearless player.

Post-career[edit]

Following his playing career, Gare was briefly an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and served on the Buffalo Sabres broadcast team on Empire Sports Network. He served as color analyst for the Columbus Blue Jackets under FSN Ohio from 2006 until April 2009.[1] He also served as an interim studio analyst for the Buffalo Sabres when Mike Robitaille has been unavailable and did color commentary for games that Harry Neale was unable to work.[2] He was appointed the alternate Sabres color analyst and paired with Kevin Sylvester in an effort to reduce the workload of longtime Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret. Gare and Sylvester call the majority of the road games and a few home games.

Gare was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame in 1994. On November 22, 2005, Gare had his number 18 jersey retired by the Buffalo Sabres. He is the fifth player of six total so honored. Because of his goal scoring prowess he played right wing on the power play even during The French Connection years, which pushed René Robert back to the point. He holds team records for most goals by a right winger (267), most game-tying goals (21), and fastest goal scored from start of NHL career (:18 into a game versus the Boston Bruins on 10 October 1974).[3]

Achievements and awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Calgary Centennials WCHL 56 10 17 27 15
1972–73 Calgary Centennials WCHL 65 45 43 88 107
1973–74 Calgary Centennials WCHL 65 68 59 127 238
1974–75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 31 31 62 75 17 7 6 13 19
1975–76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 50 23 73 129 9 5 2 7 21
1976–77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 35 11 15 26 73 4 0 0 0 18
1977–78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 39 38 77 95 8 4 6 10 37
1978–79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 27 40 67 90 3 0 0 0 9
1979–80 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 56 33 89 90 14 4 7 11 35
1980–81 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 46 39 85 109 3 3 0 3 8
1981–82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 22 7 14 21 25
1981–82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 13 9 22 74
1982–83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 26 35 61 107
1983–84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 13 13 26 147 4 2 0 2 38
1984–85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 27 29 56 163 2 0 0 0 10
1985–86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 7 9 16 102
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 1 3 4 6
NHL totals 827 354 331 685 1285 64 25 21 46 195

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Preceded by
Jim Schoenfeld
Buffalo Sabres captain
197781
Succeeded by
Gilbert Perreault
Preceded by
Mike Bossy
NHL Goal Leader
1980

(tied with Charlie Simmer and Blaine Stoughton)

Succeeded by
Mike Bossy
Preceded by
Reed Larson
Detroit Red Wings captain
198286
Succeeded by
Steve Yzerman