Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Danny Gare
At age 11, growing up in Nelson, B.C., young Danny Gare would have never believed that a 13-year NHL career awaited him. It wasn't until he scored 127 points in 65 games with the Calgary Centennials of the WCJHL and was selected as a First-Team All Star in 1974 that he, and the Buffalo Sabres, became real believers.

Gare was selected 29th overall in the 1974 Amateur Draft and reported straightway to the Sabres camp. He made an immediate impact, scoring 31 goals during the regular season and adding 13 points during a 1975 playoff run that saw the team fall short in the finals to Bernie Parent and the Flyers.

In year two, Gare joined Don Luce and Craig Ramsey on the club's checking line. They played a great two-way game as Gare tallied his first 50-goal season.

By 1979-80, Gare, as the team's captain, buried 56 goals and 33 assists to lead the league in scoring along with fellow snipers Charlie Simmer and Blaine Stoughton.

Shortly after representing Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup Tournament, Gare was traded to the Detroit Red Wings where he performed until 1986. He then put in one final season with the Edmonton Oilers in the company of Gretzky, Messier and Coffey. After leaving the NHL, Gare played briefly in Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Calgary Centennials WCJHL 56 10 17 27 15 13 1 1 2 2
1972-73 Calgary Centennials WCJHL 65 45 43 88 107 6 5 5 10 18
1973-74 Calgary Centennials WCJHL 65 68 59 127 238 14 10 12 22 53
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 31 31 62 75 +40 17 7 6 13 19
1975-76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 50 23 73 129 +32 9 5 2 7 21
1976-77 Canada Can-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 35 11 15 26 73 +7 4 0 0 0 18
1977-78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 39 38 77 95 +32 8 4 6 10 37
1978-79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 27 40 67 90 +18 3 0 0 0 9
1979-80 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 56 33 89 90 +49 14 4 7 11 35
1980-81 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 46 39 85 109 +12 3 3 0 3 8
1981-82 Canada Can-Cup 7 1 5 6 2
1981-82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 22 7 14 21 25 0
1981-82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 13 9 22 74 -4
1982-83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 26 35 61 107 -16
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 13 13 26 147 +3 4 2 0 2 38
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 27 29 56 163 +5 2 0 0 0 10
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 7 9 16 102 -19
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 1 3 4 6 +2
NHL Totals 827 354 331 685 1285 64 25 21 46 195


WCJHL First All-Star Team (1974)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1980) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1980, 1981)
Traded to Detroit by Buffalo with Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith for Mike Foligno, Dale McCourt and Brent Peterson, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, September, 1986.