Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd Gill
Defenceman Todd Gill entered his 18th NHL season in 2001-02 as defensive insurance on the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. A more offensive blueliner early in his career, he played a simplified positional game to elongate his big league tenure.

Born in Cardinal, Ontario, Gill played junior B with the hometown Broncos and the Brockville Braves before joining the OHL's Windsor Spitfires. He was drafted 25th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1984. The young rearguard played most of the 1984-85 season in junior but was given a 10-game look by the dreadful Leafs.

Gill spent most of the 1985-86 season with the AHL's St. Catharines Saints then made the Leafs out of training camp the next year. He scored 31 points in 1986-87 and remained a regular with the club through the 1995-96 season. Gill thrived under coach Pat Burns and recorded 11 goals and 43 points in 1992-93. He also provided mobility and grit on the team as they reached the semifinals in 1993 and 1994.

Prior to the 1996-97 season, the veteran netminder was traded to the San Jose Sharks for Jamie Baker and a draft pick. He also spent time lending experience and depth in St. Louis, Phoenix and Detroit before coming to terms with Colorado in July, 2001. The veteran rearguard went on to play only one season in Colorado before joining the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2002. In his only season with the Blackhawks organization, Gill split his time with the parent club and its AHL affiliate in Norfolk before joining the AHL's Springfield Falcons.

In the summer of 2003, Gill joined his ninth NHL franchise when he signed with the Florida Panthers. However, Gill was released from the club in October and would travel overseas to compete in 25 games with Lausitzer Fuchse Weisswasser in Germany. Following his stint in Germany, Gill officially retired from hockey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Cardinal Broncos ON-Jr.B 35 10 14 24 65
1981-82 Brockville Braves ON-Jr.A 48 5 16 21 169
1982-83 Windsor Spitfires OHL 70 12 24 36 108 3 0 0 0 11
1983-84 Windsor Spitfires OHL 68 9 48 57 184 3 1 1 2 10
1984-85 Windsor Spitfires OHL 53 17 40 57 148 4 0 1 1 14
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 1 0 1 13 -1
1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 1 2 3 28 0 1 0 0 0 0
1985-86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 58 8 25 33 90 10 1 6 7 17
1986-87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 4 27 31 92 -3 13 2 2 4 42
1986-87 Newmarket Saints AHL 11 1 8 9 33
1987-88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 8 17 25 131 -20 6 1 3 4 20
1987-88 Newmarket Saints AHL 2 0 1 1 2
1988-89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 11 14 25 72 -3
1989-90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 1 14 15 92 -8 5 0 3 3 16
1990-91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 2 22 24 113 -4
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 2 15 17 91 -22
1991-92 Canada WC-A 6 0 3 3 6
1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 11 32 43 66 +4 21 1 10 11 26
1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 4 24 28 44 +8 18 1 5 6 37
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 7 25 32 64 -8 7 0 3 3 6
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 7 18 25 116 -15 6 0 0 0 24
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 0 21 21 101 -20
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 64 8 13 21 31 -13
1997-98 St. Louis Blues NHL 11 5 4 9 10 +2 10 2 2 4 10
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 28 2 3 5 16 -6
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 23 2 2 4 11 -4 2 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 41 1 6 7 30 -10
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 2 0 2 15 +2 9 0 1 1 4
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 3 8 11 53 +17 5 0 0 0 8
2000-01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 2 0 1 1 2 +1
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 36 0 4 4 25 +3
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 15 1 5 6 20 +4
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 0 1 1 0 +3
2002-03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 0 3 3 10 +3 9 2 5 7 10
2003-04 Lausitzer Fuchse Weisswasser German-3 17 2 11 13 38 4 1 1 2
2003-04 Lausitzer Fuchse Weisswasser German-3 8 4 8 12 4
NHL Totals 1007 82 272 354 1214 103 7 30 37 193


Traded to San Jose by Toronto for Jamie Baker and San Jose's 5th round choice (Peter Cava) in 1996 Entry Draft, June 14, 1996. Traded to St. Louis by San Jose for Joe Murphy, March 24, 1998. Claimed on waivers by Detroit from St. Louis, December 30, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 21, 1999. Traded to Detroit by Phoenix for Philippe Audet, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 24, 2001.
Released by Colorado, February 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, March 5, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 20, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Weiswasser (German-3), December 26, 2003.