Gilles Tremblay (ice hockey)

Canadian ice hockey player

Joseph Jean Gilles Tremblay (December 17, 1938 – November 26, 2014) was a Canadian ice hockey left winger. He played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Montreal Canadiens from 1960 to 1969.

Gilles Tremblay
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Born (1938-12-17)December 17, 1938
Montmorency, QC, CAN
Died November 26, 2014(2014-11-26) (aged 75)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1956–1969

He played 509 games, scored 168 goals and added 162 assists before injuries led to his retirement at the age of 31. Tremblay was a member of four Stanley Cup championship teams with Montreal, in 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1969.

After his hockey player career, from 1971 to 1997, he worked as a French-language broadcaster for ice hockey; he won the 2002 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his work.[1]

Tremblay died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, aged 75.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official NHL website [1]
  2. "Four-time Stanley Cup winner Gilles Tremblay dies at age 75". Regina Leader-Post. 2014-11-26. Retrieved 2014-11-26.