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1970 NHL DRAFT PICK
Gilbert Perreault
Selected in first round
No. 1 overall by Buffalo Sabres

Born November 13, 1950
Position: Center
Height: 6-1   Weight: 180
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Montreal (OHA)                               
Birthplace: Victoriaville, Quebec (Canada)
Hometown: Victoriaville, Quebec
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1967-68 MontrealOHA47 1534 4910
1968-69 MontrealOHA 5437 6097 29
1969-70 MontrealOHA 5451 70121 26

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Memorial Cup:
1969, 1970 (Montreal)
OHA Tilson Trophy (MVP): 1969-70 (Montreal)
OHA All-Star First Team: 1968-69, 1969-70 (Montreal)
Montreal Captain: 1969-70
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 10, 1970 (Buffalo at Pittsburgh)
Number:  11 (Buffalo) (number retired)
Stanley Cup: Never won. Playing Status: Retired Nov. 24, 1986
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1970-1986 Buffalo1,191 512814 1,326500
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1973-1985 Buffalo90 3370 10344

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
HOCKEY HALL OF FAME:
Inducted 1990
Calder Trophy: 1970-71.  Lady Byng Trophy: 1972-73
NHL All-Star Second Team: 1975-76, 1976-77
All-Star Game: 1971, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984
100-Point Seasons: 1975-76 (113 points), 1979-80 (106 points)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1975 (Buffalo)
Buffalo Captain: December 1981 to November 1986
Buffalo Records: Most seasons (17), most games (1,191), most goals (512), most assists (814), most points (1,326), points in game (7), assists in game (5, tie)
Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame: Inducted 1989
Buffalo Wilkinson Sword Award (MVP): 1970-71
Buffalo Larkin Award (Fans' MVP): 1970-71, 1983-84
Buffalo Home Three-Stars Leader: 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85
Buffalo Barton Award (Dedication): 1974-75
Buffalo Eddolls Trophy (Most Popular): 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73
Buffalo Points Leader: 1970-71 (72), 1971-72 (74, tie), 1972-73 (88), 1975-76 (113), 1976-77 (95), 1977-78 (89), 1978-79 (85), 1979-80 (106), 1981-82 (73), 1982-83 (76), 1983-84 (90), 1984-85 (83)
Buffalo Goals Leader: 1970-71 (38), 1976-77 (39), 1977-78 (41), 1981-82 (31)
Buffalo Assists Leader: 1971-72 (48), 1972-73 (60), 1975-76 (69), 1976-77 (56), 1977-78 (48, tie), 1978-79 (58), 1979-80 (66), 1983-84 (59), 1984-85 (53, tie)
Buffalo Playoffs Points Leader: 1973 (10), 1975 (15, tie), 1977 (9), 1980 (21), 1981 (12), 1982 (7), 1985 (8)
Buffalo Playoffs Goals Leader: 1980 (10)
Buffalo Playoffs Assists Leader: 1973 (7), 1975 (9), 1977 (8), 1980 (11), 1981 (10), 1982 (7), 1985 (5, tie)
Sporting News Rookie of Year (East): 1970-71
1970-71: Played on first Buffalo Sabres team.
Management Career: Buffalo corporate and community relations liaison from 1997-98 through 2000-01.
Miscellaneous: Ranked by The Hockey News in 1997 as the 47th greatest NHL player of all time. ... His 38 goals and 72 points in 1970-71 were both records for rookies (since broken). ... Centered French Connection line with Rick Martin on left wing and Rene Robert on right wing. ... Scored overtime goal to win 1978 All-Star Game for Wales Conference. ... First retired in June 1986 but came back for start of 1986-87 season.
NON-NHL CAREER
Summit Series: 1972.  Challenge Cup: 1979
Canada Cup: 1976 (first place), 1981 (second place)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Canada Cup All-Star
1981
Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame: Inducted 1991
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by Los Angeles)
Coaching Career: Named head coach of Victoriaville (QMJHL) on June 17, 1988, and remained in that position through 1988-89 season, when he resigned for personal reasons. ... Renamed Victoriaville (QMJHL) head coach on May 10, 1990, and remained in that position through 1990-91 season.
Management Career: Was part owner of Victoriaville (QMJHL) during late 1980s and early 1990s.
Miscellaneous: Went into real estate business after retirement. ... QMJHL's Victoriaville Tigres named their arena the Ampitheatre Gilbert Perreault in his honor.
Personal: Cousin of former NHL goaltender Bob Perreault.

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SNAPSHOT '70
Total Selected: 115
Forwards: 66
Defense: 36
Goaltenders: 12
Position n/a: 1
Major Junior: 87
College Players: 18
Canadian: 109
Euro-Canadian: 0
USA Citizens: 6
U.S.-Born: 6
European: 0
Reached NHL: 60
Won Stanley Cup: 7
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 11
Year-end All-Star: 4
Olympians: 2
Picks Traded: 13
 
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