Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andre Gill
Netminder Andre Gill played five games for the Boston Bruins in 1967-68. Measuring only 5'7" and 145lbs., he utilized quick reflexes to keep enemy shooters at bay.

Born in Sorel, Quebec, Gill played junior with the local Royals then turned pro with the AHL's Hershey Bears in 1962-63. He spent most of the next decade in Hershey apart from a brief appearance with Boston and five games with the CHL's Minneapolis Bruins. His best performance in the minors came 1966-67 when he led the AHL with four shutouts and won 28 games for Hershey. He was named to the AHL first all-star team and was the recipient of the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award for allowing the fewest goals in the league.

In 1972-73 he suited up for the Chicago Cougars of the newly founded WHA and was the back up to...for a little over a year. Gill then spent time in the NAHL with the Long Island Cougars and on the Southern League's Hampton Gulls and Richmond Wildcats before retiring in 1977. The highlight of this period for him was leading the SHL with a 2.99 goals against average and making the league's first all-star team in 1975.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1960-61 Sorel Royals MMJHL 41 1 4.80
1961-62 Sorel Royals MMJHL
1962-63 Hershey Bears AHL 4 2 2 0 0 3.00
1963-64 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 5 4 1 0 0 3.20
1963-64 Hershey Bears AHL 19 5 9 2 0 3.60
1964-65 Hershey Bears AHL 7 2 4 0 0 4.07
1965-66 Hershey Bears AHL 18 6 9 0 1 3.42
1966-67 Hershey Bears AHL 56 28 18 10 4 2.90
1967-68 Hershey Bears AHL 46 23 17 5 0 3.14 5 1 4 0 0 2.93
1967-68 Boston Bruins NHL 5 3 2 0 1 2.89
1968-69 Hershey Bears AHL 27 15 10 2 0 3.22
1969-70 Hershey Bears AHL 52 1 3.17 7 3 4 0 0 2.72
1970-71 Hershey Bears AHL 40 18 14 8 4 2.67 4 1 3 0 0 4.00
1971-72 Hershey Bears AHL 40 17 13 9 2 2.96 3 0 3 0 0 4.02
1972-73 Chicago Cougars WHA 33 4 24 0 0 4.14
1973-74 Chicago Cougars WHA 13 4 7 2 0 3.44 11 6 5 0 0 3.71
1973-74 Long Island Cougars NAPro 18 0 2.63 5 0 2.73
1974-75 Hampton Gulls SHL 24 1 2.99 11 1 3.55
1975-76
1976-77 Richmond Wildcats SHL 17 0 3.60
NHL Totals 5 3 2 0 1 2.88


AHL First All-Star Team (1967)
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against - AHL) (1967)
SHL Second All-Star Team (1975)
Promoted to Boston by Hershey (AHL) to replace injured Gerry Cheevers, December 23, 1967.
Recorded a shutout (4-0) in NHL debut vs. NY Rangers, December 23, 1967. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for cash, September, 1972.