Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gilles Tremblay
Left-winger Gilles Tremblay was a fine two-way player for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1960s. He recorded five 20-goal seasons and was a solid member of four Stanley Cup teams.

Born in Montmorecy, Quebec, Tremblay played junior with the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens. He turned pro in 1959-60 by scoring 32 goals for the Hull-Ottawa club in the EPHL then dressed for 45 games with the Montreal Canadiens in 1960-61.

The slick forward hit the 20-goal mark five times and helped Montreal win the Stanley Cup in 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1969. In 1961-62, he set a career-high with 32 goals while teaming with Jean Beliveau and Bernie Geoffrion. Tremblay was a steady performer who could contribute on both specialty teams. He retired after playing 44 games for Montreal in 1968-69.

Tremblay's playing career was cut short by a serious asthmatic condition, but he stayed close to the game. He served as a colour commentator with the Canadian Sports Network on French language radio and television broadcasts and also worked in the public relations department of a Montreal-based skate manufacturer.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1956-57 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens OHA-Jr. 18 3 4 7 2
1956-57 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EOHL 8 0 2 2 2
1956-57 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens QHL 14 2 1 3 0
1956-57 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens M-Cup 15 5 4 9 4
1957-58 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens OHA-Jr. 27 15 12 27 6
1957-58 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EOHL 36 13 19 32 10
1957-58 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens M-Cup 13 6 11 17 6
1958-59 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens Exhib.
1958-59 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EOHL 3 1 0 1 4 3 1 0 1 0
1958-59 Rochester Americans AHL 3 1 1 2 2
1958-59 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens M-Cup 9 3 5 8 6
1959-60 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 67 32 51 83 45 7 4 3 7 8
1960-61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 45 7 11 18 4 6 1 3 4 0
1960-61 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 14 9 11 20 12
1961-62 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 32 22 54 28 6 1 0 1 2
1962-63 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 25 24 49 42 5 2 0 2 0
1963-64 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 22 15 37 21 2 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Montreal Canadiens NHL 26 9 7 16 16
1965-66 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 27 21 48 24 10 4 5 9 0
1966-67 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 13 19 32 16 10 0 1 1 0
1967-68 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 23 28 51 8 +28 9 1 5 6 2
1968-69 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 10 15 25 2 +15
NHL Totals 509 168 162 330 161 48 9 14 23 4


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1965, 1967) Missed remainder of 1964-65 due to leg injury vs. Toronto, December 17, 1964.
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