Gino Odjick was born September 7, 1970 in Maniwaki, Quebec. The 5th choice, 86th overall selection of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Odjick is a graduate of the OJHL's Hawkesbury Hawks and a former member of the QMJHL's Laval Titan.
In two seasons with the Titan, the Maniwaki, Quebec native accumulated over 500 minutes in penalties while taking part in two Memorial Cups (1989 and 1990) before making his NHL debut with Vancouver in 1990-91.
Odjick split his 1990-91 season with Vancouver and the IHL's Millwaukee Admirals and over the next seven and a half seasons accumulated 2,204 minutes in penalties with the Canucks while scoring 49 goals and adding 52 assists for 101 points.
After spending the first seven and half years of his career with Vancouver, the Canucks traded the fan favorite Odjick to the New York Islanders in the late stages of the 1997-98 season. Odjick played in 82 games the Islanders before he was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in February of 2000.
Following a brief stint in Philadelphia, the Flyers traded Odjick to the Montreal Canadiens where he has spent the past two seasons while playing a handful of games with the team's AHL affiliate in Quebec.