Benoit Gosselin

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Benoit Gosselin
Born (1957-07-19) July 19, 1957 (age 59)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
NHL Draft 80th overall, 1977
New York Rangers
WHA Draft 20th overall, 1977
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1977–1984

Benoit Gosselin (born July 19, 1957), also known as Ben Gosselin, is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left wing. He played seven games in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 1977-78 NHL season

Junior career[edit]

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Gosselin played four years in the QMJHL. He started his junior hockey career playing for the Shawinigan Cataractes in the 1973-1974 and 1974-1975 seasons. He was later moved to the Sorel Éperviers for the 1975-1976 season, and finally he played the Trois-Rivières Draveurs in the 1976-1977 season.

In 1977 Gosselin was rated by The Hockey News draft preview issue as one of the QMJHL's top ten prospects.[1]

NHL career[edit]

Gosselin had a short NHL career playing only seven games for the New York Rangers in the 1977-1978 season. He didn't score any points nor assists in this time.

On September 25, 1979 he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Winnipeg Jets, however he never played for the parent team.

Other leagues[edit]

Benoit Gosselin played for the New Haven Nighthawks, and the Sherbrooke Jets of the American Hockey League. He also played for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League, and for three different International Hockey League teams: Toledo, Kalamazoo, and Dayton. In Europe, Gosselin played for Caen, a French hockey team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 2007-05-23. 

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