Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Gilbert
Centre Ed Gilbert played parts of three seasons with the Kansas City Scouts and Pittsburgh Penguins in the mid-70s. He was a fine scorer in junior and the minors but was not able to make a long term impact as a big leaguer.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario Gilbert played junior B with the local Kilty B's before joining the hometown Red Wings of the OHA. He was chosen 46th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1972 after a 33-goal season in Hamilton. Gilbert settled in with the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs but his chances of breaking into the Habs' powerful line up were slim.

In June, 1974 Gilbert was plucked by Kansas City in the Expansion Draft, He scored 16 goals as a rookie and often formed a useful line with Randy Rota and Lynn Powis. After a slow start the next season his ice time was reduced and he was traded to the Penguins. He played a few games for his new club but saw most of his ice time with the AHL's Hershey Bears. After sitting out a year, Gilbert played 29 games for the WHA's Cincinnati Stingers in 1978-79 before retiring for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Hamilton Kilty B's ON-Jr.B 25 13 9 22 15
1969-70 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 43 8 17 25 10
1970-71 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 57 20 35 55 28 7 2 1 3 0
1971-72 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 62 33 41 74 40
1972-73 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 72 21 18 39 20 13 4 8 12 2
1973-74 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 75 30 44 74 40 6 0 2 2 0
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 80 16 22 38 14 -45
1975-76 Kansas City Scouts NHL 41 4 8 12 8 -29
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 38 1 1 2 0 -1
1976-77 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -3
1976-77 Hershey Bears AHL 68 20 29 49 12 6 1 0 1 0
1977-78
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 29 3 3 6 6
NHL Totals 166 21 31 52 22


Selected by Quebec (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Kansas City from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to Pittsburgh by Kansas City with Simon Nolet and Kansas City's 1st round choice (Blair Chapman) in 1976 Amateur Draft for Steve Durbano, Chuck Arnason and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Greg Carroll) in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 9, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA), October, 1978.