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Gregory Scott Gilbert (born January 22, 1962) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. Gilbert played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) before retiring from his playing career to become a coach. Gilbert is a former head coach of the Calgary Flames.

Greg Gilbert
Born (1962-01-22) January 22, 1962 (age 57)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 80th overall, 1980
New York Islanders
Playing career 1981–1996

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Gilbert played in the 1975 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Mississauga.[1]

During his sixteen-season NHL career, Gilbert played for the New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. He is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, winning it with the Islanders in 1982 and 1983, and with the Rangers in 1994. He is the only person in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with both franchises.[citation needed]

Coaching careerEdit

Gilbert has been a head coach for the Worcester IceCats of the AHL, the Mississauga IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League and the Calgary Flames of the NHL. He is a former head coach of the Toronto Marlies and the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League.[citation needed]

On Friday, June 5, 2009, Gilbert was relieved of his coaching duties as his contract was not renewed by the Toronto Maple Leafs.[2] In Gilbert's third and final season with the Marlies, the team went 39–29–5–7 in the regular season, and then went on to lose in six games to the Manitoba Moose in the North Division semifinal.

On July 28, 2009, Gilbert was named the head coach of the newly formed Adirondack Phantoms, taking over for John Paddock. The Phantoms dismal 2–10–1 record to start to the 2010–11 AHL season resulted in Gilbert being fired from his position as head coach. On November 8, 2010 it was announced that Gilbert had been relieved of his duties as Adirondack's head coach, and that the assistant general manager, John Paddock, would be interim head coach until a permanent replacement could be found.[3]

On December 10, 2011, Gilbert was named the head coach of the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, taking over for Todd Watson.[4]

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Division rank Result
CGY 2000–2001 14 4 8 2 0 (73) 4th in Northwest Missed Playoffs
CGY 2001–02 82 32 35 12 3 79 4th in Northwest Missed Playoffs
CGY 2002–03 25 6 13 3 3 (75) 5th in Northwest (fired)
Total 121 42 56 17 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "MAPLE LEAFS FIRE MARLIES HEAD COACH GILBERT". TSN.ca. Canadian Press. June 5, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.philly.com/dailynews/sports/20101109_Phantoms_coach_Gilbert_takes_fall_after_2-10-1_start.html
  4. ^ http://www.mlive.com/spirit/index.ssf/2011/12/todd_watson_fired_as_saginaw_s.html

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