Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gino Cavallini
Cavallini played a year at St. Mikes with the Buzzers, then headed to Bowling Green University on a scholarship. After two years, the Calgary Flames signed him as a free agent, and he immediately made an impact when he got to the team, scoring six goals in 27 games and providing energy and physical play.

After two partial seasons with the Flames, Cavallini was traded with Eddie Beers and Charlie Bourgeois to St. Louis for Joey Mullen, Terry Johnson, and Rik Wilson. He remained a Blues for more than years.

During those years (1986-92), the Blues made the playoffs each year and re-established the franchise as a competitive, winning one. Cavallini hit or came near the 20-goal mark for a while, though toward the end of his time in St. Louis his production dropped off. Midway through 1991-92 he was put on waivers and Quebec picked him up for a season and a half, and then Cavallini was sent to the IHL.

He continued to play, for three years, but rather than end his days in the minor pros he ventured to Europe where he continues to play year after year, enjoying a different culture and playing the game he loves, fewer games, fewer dollars, fewer pressures.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Oak Ridges Dynes ON-Jr.B 42 23 24 47 102
1980-81 Oak Ridges Dynes ON-Jr.B 37 27 56 83 42
1980-81 Aurora Tigers ON-Jr.A 2 0 0 0 0
1981-82 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 33 22 33 55 50
1982-83 Bowling Green University CCHA 40 8 16 24 52
1983-84 Bowling Green University CCHA 43 25 23 48 16
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 27 6 10 16 14 +11 3 0 0 0 4
1984-85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 51 29 19 48 28
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 27 7 7 14 26 -7
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 4 3 2 5 7
1985-86 St. Louis Blues NHL 30 6 5 11 36 -2 17 4 5 9 10
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 18 26 44 54 +4 6 3 1 4 2
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 15 17 32 62 -4 10 5 5 10 19
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 20 23 43 79 +2 9 0 2 2 17
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 15 15 30 77 -8 12 1 3 4 12
1990-91 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 8 27 35 81 +4 13 1 3 4 2
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 9 7 16 40 -8
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 18 1 7 8 4 -1
1992-93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 67 9 15 24 34 +10 4 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 78 43 35 78 64 4 3 4 7 6
1994-95 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 80 53 35 88 54 15 7 2 9 10
1995-96 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 82 43 39 82 20 5 3 1 4 2
1996-97 HC Bolzano Italy 3 2 1 3 0
1996-97 EV Landshut Germany 48 25 29 54 32 7 3 2 5 4
1997-98 EV Landshut Germany 48 12 18 30 30 6 1 5 6 25
1998-99 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 33 28 31 59 32
1998-99 EC VSV Villach Austria 17 9 19 28 10 6 5 1 6 0
1999-00 EC Villacher SV IEHL 32 25 38 63 6
1999-00 EC Villacher SV EuroHL 6 4 5 9 4
1999-00 EC VSV Villach Austria 15 13 16 29 8
2000-01 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-2 40 33 38 71 7 6 7 13 6
NHL Totals 593 114 159 273 507 74 14 19 33 66


Brother of Paul
IHL Second All-Star Team (1995)
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, May 16, 1984. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Eddy Beers and Charlie Bourgeois for Joe Mullen, Terry Johnson and Rik Wilson, February 1, 1986. Claimed on waivers by Quebec from St Louis, February 27, 1992.