Monday, October 27, 2014


Originally drafted by Minnesota in 1969, Gilles Gilbert spent most of his North Stars career buried behind Cesare Maniago and Gump Worsley on the depth chart.  Following the 1972-73 season, Gilbert was traded to Boston for Fred Stanfield in one of the worst deals in club history.  Stanfield would only last in Minnesota for a year and a half.  Meanwhile, Gilbert blossomed into an All Star goaltender for the Bruins, enjoying his peak years while the North Stars were running out the likes of Pete LoPresti, Paul Harrison, and Fern Rivard.

Also of note: check out that signature!  Gilles Gilbert is the Harmon Killebrew of hockey autographs.

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