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GASTON GINGRAS (1979-1988)

Gaston
Gingras

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 200lbs
Height 6'1"
Date of birth February 13th, 1959
Place of birth Temiscaming, QC , CAN
Seasons - MTL 7
Other numbers 2
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 247 34 102 136 25 111
1979-1980 34 3 7 10 11 18
1980-1981 55 5 16 21 5 22
1981-1982 34 6 18 24 10 28
1982-1983 22 1 8 9 10 8
1985-1986 34 8 18 26 -10 12
1986-1987 66 11 34 45 -2 21
1987-1988 2 0 1 1 1 2
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 32 4 12 16 0 12
1979-1980 10 1 6 7 0 8
1980-1981 1 1 0 1 0 0
1981-1982 5 0 1 1 0 0
1985-1986 11 2 3 5 0 4
1986-1987 5 0 2 2 0 0

SOME OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF GASTON GINGRAS’ CAREER CAME DURING HIS SECOND STINT WITH THE CANADIENS IN 1986-87.

A mobile defenseman with offensive ability, good hockey sense and a great shot, Gaston Gingras joined the Canadiens during the 1979-80 season after a brief stint in the minors.

The Temiscaming, QC native was selected 27th overall by the Habs in the second round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.

Gingras spent four seasons with the likes of Larry Robinson, Bob Gainey, Guy Lafleur and Steve Shutt before he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1982, in exchange for a second round draft pick that would ultimately yield forward Benoit Brunet.

After spending two and a half seasons with Toronto, Gingras was sent to the St. Catharines Saints of the American Hockey League before he was traded to the Sherbrooke Canadiens. In 1984-85, Gingras and developing young talents Patrick Roy, Stephane Richer and Brian Skrudland won the Calder Cup.

He made his way back to Montreal in 1985-86, joining the Canadiens mid-season before contributing five points in 11 playoff games, en route to capturing the Stanley Cup.

Gingras enjoyed a career year the following season with 45 points in 66 games. Despite that, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues. After two years in Missouri, Gingras crossed the Atlantic and spent four seasons playing in Europe, including two stints in Switzerland and two more in Italy.

He returned to North America in 1994 and spent two years with the Fredericton Canadiens, where he passed along his playing experience to the team’s young defensemen before retiring from professional hockey.

Gingras contributed a total of 136 points in 247 games overall with the Canadiens, including 34 goals and 102 assists.

Since retiring, he has organized summer hockey clinics for young players in the Montreal area, as well as in Nunavut, where he went in 2007. He is also a faithful participant in Canadiens old-timers games.