Beloved NHL Veteran Passes Away

Published August 6, 2023 at 9:00 PM

On Sunday former NHL goaltender Gilles Gilbert passed away at the age of 74. Gilbert had a long NHL career that spanned three teams the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota North Stars.

Gilbert Goes To Minnesota


Gilbert was drafted in the third round of the 1969 NHL Draft at 25th overall by the Minnesota North Stars. He would go on to spend four seasons in the Minnesota organization including his last season where he played 22 games and finished with a 10-10-2 record.

Shipping Up To Boston


Gilbert then went on to the Boston Bruins where he spent seven seasons. In his first three seasons in Boston, he was the starter playing over 50 games each season. During those three seasons, Gilbert was considered one of the best goaltenders in the league posting a 3.13 goals-against average or better in each of those years.

The Bruins then brought in Gerry Cheevers. The two would go on to split the net in Boston with Cheevers taking more games each season.

Retiring In HockeyTown


After his time in Boston was over Gilbert would head to Detroit. He would play three more seasons there before deciding to call it a career.

After his retirement, Gilbert would not be heard from much living a quiet life in Quebec City. He will be missed by all those who knew him.
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