Jere Gillis

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Jere Gillis
Born (1957-01-18) January 18, 1957 (age 60)
Bend, OR, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Peterborough Pirates (BHL)
Solihull Barons (BHL)
Brunico (Italy)
Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo Sabres
Quebec Nordiques
New York Rangers
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1977
Vancouver Canucks
WHA Draft 7th overall, 1977
Cincinnati Stingers
Playing career 1977–1991

Jere Alan Gillis (born January 18, 1957) is a retired American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player, actor and stuntman.

Gillis was born in Bend, Oregon and raised in Montreal, Quebec. The son of the late Gene Gillis, an Olympic skier, and Rhona Wurtele, a Canadian Olympic skier who competed in the 1948 Winter Olympics along with her twin sister Rhoda. His sister, Margie Gillis, is also a dancer and choreographer, and member of the Order of Canada. His older brother Christopher Gillis (1951–1993) was an important dancer and choreographer and member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

He played in the professional ice hockey in National Hockey League and American Hockey League from 1977 to 1987 for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers and some of their minor-league affiliates. From 1988 to 1991, he played in the UK for Solihull Barons and Peterborough Pirates, finally playing five games in the Quebec Senior Provincial Hockey League in 1996–97.

Upon retiring from ice hockey he became a stuntman in movies as well as a Scientologist.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1973–74 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 69 21 19 40 96
1974–75 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 54 38 57 95 89
1975–76 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 60 47 55 102 38 17 8 14 22 27
1976–77 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 72 55 85 140 80 18 11 12 23 40
1977–78 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 23 18 41 35
1978–79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 13 12 25 33 1 0 1 1 0
1979–80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 13 17 30 108
1980–81 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 0 4 4 4
1980–81 New York Rangers NHL 35 10 10 20 4 14 2 5 7 9
1981–82 New York Rangers NHL 26 3 9 12 16
1981–82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 12 2 1 3
1981–82 Fredericton Express AHL 28 2 17 19 10
1982–83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1982–83 Rochester Americans AHL 53 18 24 42 69 16 1 7 8 11
1983–84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 37 9 13 22 7 4 2 1 3 0
1983–84 Fredericton Express AHL 36 22 28 50 35
1984–85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 37 5 11 16 23
1984–85 Fredericton Express AHL 7 2 1 3 2
1985–86 Fredericton Express AHL 29 4 14 18 21
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Hershey Bears AHL 47 13 22 35 32 5 0 0 0 9
1987–88 SG Brunico Italy 24 20 16 36 10
1988–89 Solihull Barons BHL 18 46 47 93 12
1989–90 Solihull Barons BHL 30 50 35 85 16 4 2 4 6 6
1990–91 Peterborough Pirates BHL 6 13 4 17 22
1996–97 Acton Vale Nova QSPHL 5 0 3 3 2
QMJHL totals 255 161 216 377 303 35 19 26 45 67
AHL totals 200 61 106 167 169 16 1 7 8 11
Italy totals 24 20 16 36 10
BHL totals 54 109 86 195 50 4 2 4 6 6
NHL totals 386 78 95 173 230 19 4 7 11 9
  • All statistics are taken from NHL.com.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Jere Gillis's NHL Profile, NHL.com, 2009, retrieved 2009-10-14 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rick Blight
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
1977
Succeeded by
Bill Derlago
Preceded by
Peter Marsh
Cincinnati Stingers first round draft pick
1977
Succeeded by
None