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41. Gerard Gallant

41. Gerard Gallant

Gerard Gallant played the first nine of his eleven NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where the Sixth Round Pick worked his way up to the main roster and into the top line.

Gallant, who was drafted in 1981, broke out in 1986-87, where the Left Wing had 72 Points. This began a four-year streak where he reached 70 Points, which included a career-high 93-Point year in 1988-89, where he was a Second Team All-Star.  Gallant would overall have 467 Points with Detroit.

Gallant would later be a successful Head Coach, taking the Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018 and winning the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL's best Coach.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 6th Round, 107th Overall in the NHL Draft 6/10/81.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning 7/21/93.

  • Games Played: 563
  • Notable Statistics:

    207 Goals
    260 Assists 
    467 Points 
    1,600 PIM 
    0.83 PPG 
    +64 Plus/Minus 
    36.7 Point Shares 
    39 Points in 58 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Star (1989)