Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mario Gosselin
Netminder Mario "Goose" Gosselin made 241 NHL appearances in the 80s and 90s. He was best known as the puck stopper on the tough Quebec Nordiques squads in the mid-80s.

Born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Gosselin was a junior standout with the QMJHL's Shawinigan Cataracts. The talented youngster was named to the league's first and second all-star team once each. He was chosen 55th overall by the Nords in 1982 then served as the spare goaltender for Canada at the 1983 World Junior Championships. He then committed to the national team for a year and played at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics.

Following the Olympics, Gosselin was given a quick look by Quebec and notched a shutout and a pair of victories in two appearances. The next year he played 35 games and helped the club each the semifinals. During this period he formed an effective netminding tandem with Daniel Bouchard as the club enjoyed the most successful period in its NHL history. Gosselin was also picked to participate in the 1986 NHL all-star game.

In June, 1989 Gosselin signed with the LA Kings as a free agent and played 26 games as back up to Kelly Hrudey. This was followed by two strong years in the minors with the IHL's Phoenix Roadrunners and the Springfield Indians of the AHL. He came to terms with the Hartford Whalers in 1991 and played a few games spread out over two seasons before retiring in 1994.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1979-80 Montreal L'est Cantonniers QAAA 33 19 8 6 0 4.09 6 3 3 0 0 4.33
1980-81 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 21 4 10 0 0 5.02 1 0 0 0 0 6.00
1981-82 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 60 33 25 2 0 4.08 14 7 7 0 0 4.42
1982-83 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 46 32 9 1 3 3.12 8 5 3 0 0 3.80
1982-83 Canada WJC-A
1983-84 Canada Nat-Tm 36 0 3.77
1983-84 Canada Olympics 7 4 3 0 0 2.21
1983-84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 3 2 0 0 1 1.22
1984-85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 35 19 11 3 1 3.34 17 9 8 0 3.06
1985-86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 31 14 14 1 2 3.86 1 0 1 0 7.50
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 5 2 2 1 0 2.96
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 30 13 11 1 0 3.18 11 7 4 0 3.39
1987-88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 54 20 28 4 2 3.78
1988-89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 39 11 19 3 0 4.24
1988-89 Halifax Citadels AHL 3 3 0 0 0 2.95
1989-90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 7 11 1 0 3.87 3 0 2 0 2.90
1990-91 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 46 24 15 4 1 3.86 11 7 4 0 0 3.85
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 47 28 11 5 0 3.27 6 1 4 0 0 3.39
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 16 5 9 1 0 3.94
1992-93 Springfield Indians AHL 23 8 7 7 0 3.35
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 7 0 4 0 0 5.27
1993-94 Springfield Indians AHL 2 2 0 0 0 2.50
NHL Totals 241 91 107 14 6 3.73 32 16 15 0 3.27


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1983) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1986)
Recorded a shutout (5-0) in NHL debut vs. St. Louis, February 26, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, June 14, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, September 4, 1991.
Suffered eventual career-ending knee injury in game vs. Florida, November 27, 1993.