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Gilles Villemure

Canadian ice hockey player

Gilles Villemure (born May 30, 1940, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks in the 1960s and 1970s.

Gilles Villemure
Gilles Villemure 1976.JPG
Villemure in 1976
Born (1940-05-30) May 30, 1940 (age 79)
Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for WHL
Vancouver Canucks
Baltimore Clippers
Buffalo Bisons
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1963–1977


  • Shared the Vezina Trophy in 1971 with Eddie Giacomin.
  • Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game in 1971, 1972 and 1973.
  • Won the AHL Hap Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against) and named First Team All-Star in 1969 and 1970.
  • Won the AHL's Les Cunningham Award for most valuable player in 1969 and 1970.
  • Won Rookie of the Year honors and named Second Team All-Star in the WHL in 1963.
  • Named to the WHL's First All-Star Team in 1966.
  • Named to the AHL's Second All-Star Team in 1967.

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