Michel Goulet

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This page is about the ice hockey player. For the sculptor, please see Michel Goulet (sculptor).

Michel Goulet
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1998
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Goulet playing in the 2008 Legends Classic in Toronto.
Born (1960-04-21) April 21, 1960 (age 54)
Péribonka, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Chicago Blackhawks
Birmingham Bulls
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1979
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1978–1994

Michel Bernard Goulet (born April 21, 1960) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Birmingham Bulls in the World Hockey Association and the Quebec Nordiques and Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.

WHA career[edit]

Goulet played his first professional season with the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA during the 1978–79 season in which he scored 28 goals and 58 points. Following the NHL/WHA merger, Goulet was declared eligible for the 1979 Entry Draft and was selected by the Quebec Nordiques.

NHL star[edit]

Goulet became one of the most prolific snipers of the eighties in the NHL. He achieved 50 goals in a season in four consecutive years, starting with the 1982–83 season, and became one of the centrepieces of the team along with the Šťastný brothers.

During the 1989–90 season, a season in which the Nordiques ended up with a record of 12 wins, 61 losses and 7 ties and followed two years where the club failed to make the playoffs, Goulet was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in return for younger players.

While playing against the Canadiens at the Montreal Forum on March 16, 1994, Goulet crashed into the end boards striking his head and suffered a severe concussion forcing him into retirement and having to cope with post-trauma symptoms.

Post-career life[edit]

A year to the day after the accident, Goulet's number 16 was retired by the Nordiques before a large crowd at le Colisée de Québec where he enjoyed his most productive years. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998 alongside former teammate Peter Šťastný. In 1089 NHL games he recorded 548 goals and 604 assists for 1152 points.

While Goulet never won a Stanley Cup as a player, he did win the Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and 2001 as Director of Player Personnel.

He is currently a scout for the Calgary Flames.

Honours[edit]

In 2012, he was inducted into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame in the “Legends of the Game” category.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 37 17 18 35 9 14 3 8 11 19
1977–78 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 72 73 62 135 109 1 0 1 1 0
1978–79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 78 28 30 58 65
1979–80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 77 22 32 54 48
1980–81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 76 32 39 71 45 4 3 4 7 7
1981–82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 80 42 42 84 48 16 8 5 13 6
1982–83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 80 57 48 105 51 4 0 0 0 6
1983–84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 56 65 121 76 9 2 4 6 17
1984–85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 69 55 40 95 55 17 10 11 21 17
1985–86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 53 51 104 64 3 1 2 3 10
1986–87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 49 47 96 61 13 9 5 14 35
1987–88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 80 48 58 106 56
1988–89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 69 26 38 64 67
1989–90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 57 16 29 45 42
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 8 4 1 5 9 14 2 4 6 6
1990–91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 27 38 65 65
1991–92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 22 41 63 69 9 3 4 7 6
1992–93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 23 21 44 43 3 0 1 1 0
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 56 16 14 30 26
QMJHL totals 109 90 80 170 118 15 3 9 12 19
WHA totals 78 28 30 58 65
NHL totals 1089 548 604 1152 825 92 39 39 78 110

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Preceded by
Lucien DeBlois
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1980
Succeeded by
Randy Moller