Gilles Gilbert

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Gilles Gilbert
Gilles Gilbert & fans (1974).jpg
Gilles Gilbert signs autographs for fans at Boston Garden in April 1975.
Born (1949-03-31) March 31, 1949 (age 65)
Saint-Esprit, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1969
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1969–1983

Gilles Gilbert (born March 31, 1949 in Saint-Esprit, Quebec) is a retired former ice hockey goaltender who was drafted in the third round of the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft from the London Knights. He played for the Minnesota North Stars and Detroit Red Wings, but most notably for the Boston Bruins, as their starter for most of the 1970s.

NHL career[edit]

He played in the NHL between 1969 and 1983 and retired with a 3.27 GAA. In the 1973–74, he was traded to the Bruins as a replacement for Gerry Cheevers who had gone to the WHA, and helped the team to the Stanley Cup finals that year. From 1976 to 1980, he teamed with Gerry Cheevers to form one of the best goaltending duos in the NHL, being runner-ups for the Vezina Trophy in 1980. Gilbert holds the NHL record for most consecutive wins by a goaltender with 17 which was accomplished during the 1975–76 NHL season. He was the goalie beaten by Yvon Lambert in game 7 overtime in the 1979 playoffs against Montreal. He currently resides in Quebec City.

He holds the record for winning percentage by a goalie with 50 or more games played. In the 1975-76 season, he finished with a 33-8-10 record for a .843 winning percentage in 55 Games.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1968–69 London Knights OHA 37 2200 167 1 4.55
1969–70 Iowa Stars CHL 39 17 16 5 2340 127 2 3.26
1969–70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 1 0 60 6 0 6.00
1970–71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 17 5 9 2 931 59 0 3.80
1971–72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 4 1 2 1 218 11 0 3.03
1971–72 Cleveland Barons AHL 41 20 15 5 2319 140 2 3.62
1972–73 Minnesota North Stars NHL 22 10 10 2 1320 67 2 3.05
1973–74 Boston Bruins NHL 54 34 12 8 3210 158 6 2.95
1974–75 Boston Bruins NHL 53 23 17 11 3029 158 3 3.13
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 55 33 8 10 3123 151 3 2.90
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 34 18 13 3 2040 97 1 2.85
1977–78 Boston Bruins NHL 25 15 6 2 1326 56 2 2.53
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 23 12 8 2 1254 74 0 3.54
1979–80 Boston Bruins NHL 33 20 9 3 1933 88 1 2.73
1980–81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 11 24 9 2618 175 0 4.01
1981–82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 6 10 6 1478 105 0 4.26
1982–83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 4 14 1 1137 85 0 4.49
1982–83 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 198 11 0 3.33
NHL totals 416 192 143 60 23677 1290 18 3.27

Post season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA
1969–70 Iowa Stars CHL 4 2 2 245 14 0 3.43
1971–72 Cleveland Barons AHL 4 1 2 187 18 0 5.78
1972–73 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 1 60 4 0 4.00
1973–74 Boston Bruins NHL 16 10 6 977 43 1 2.64
1974–75 Boston Bruins NHL 3 1 2 188 12 0 3.83
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 6 3 3 360 19 2 3.17
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 1 20 3 0 9.00
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 5 3 2 314 16 0 3.06
NHL totals 32 17 15 1919 97 3 3.03

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