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Doug Gilmour
Selected in seventh round
No. 134 overall by St. Louis Blues

Born June 25, 1963
Position: Center
Height: 5-11   Weight: 165
Last Team: Cornwall (OHL)                                
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1978-79 KingstonOnt. AAA ---- ---- --
1979-80 KingstonJr. B 152 57 26
  BellevilleOPJHL 259 1423 18
1980-81 CornwallQMJHL 5112 2335 35
1981-82 CornwallOHL 6746 73119 42

Memorial Cup:
1981 (Cornwall)
World Junior Championships: 1981 (seventh place)
OHL All-Star Game: 1982 (Cornwall)
Cornwall/Sarnia Records: Most power-play goals in one game (4 at Brantford on Oct. 18, 1981, shares record)
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1981 NHL draft despite being eligible. ... Was on Cornwall (QMJHL) team that moved into OHL prior to 1981-82 season. ... Was Cornwall's third-round choice, No. 37 overall, in 1980 OMJHL priority selection. ... Played defense and left wing in minor hockey and during his Tier II career before shifting to center.
Debut: October 4, 1983 (Pittsburgh at St. Louis)
Numbers:  18, 9 (St. Louis); 39 (Calgary); 93 (Toronto); 93 (N.J.);
93 (Chicago); 93 (Buffalo); 93 (Montreal)
Stanley Cup: 1989.  Playing Status: Retired September 8, 2003
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1983-2003 STL, CGY, TOR,
1,474 450964 1,4141,301
YearsTeams GPG ATP PIM
1984-2002 STL, Calg., Toronto,
N.J., Buff., Montreal
182 60128 188235

Selke Trophy:
1992-93 (Toronto)
Sporting News All-Star Second Team: 1992-93 (Toronto)
All-Star Game: 1993, 1994 (Toronto)
St. Louis MVP: 1986-87
St. Louis Star of Game (Three-Stars Leader): 1986-87
St. Louis Rookie of Year: 1983-84
Toronto Bickell Cup (MVP): 1992-93
Toronto Molson Cup (Three-Stars Leader): 1992-93, 1993-94
Calgary Co-Captain: 1990-91 season (alternating captain)
Toronto Captain: Aug. 18, 1994, until Feb. 25, 1997
New Jersey Players' Player: 1997-98
Chicago Blackhawk Man of the Year: 1998-99
NHL Records: Fastest two shorthanded goals by players on one team (4 seconds -- with Paul Ranheim -- during third period of Calgary's Oct. 17, 1989, game at Quebec), fastest two goals by players on one team (4 seconds -- with Paul Ranheim -- during third period of Calgary's Oct. 17, 1989, game at Quebec, shares record)
St. Louis Records: Most goals in one season by a center (42 in 1986-87), most assists in a playoff game (5 in Game 5 of first-round series at Minnesota on April 15, 1986, shares record), most points in a five-game playoff series (11 vs. Chicago in 1988), most assists in a five-game playoff series (9 vs. Chicago in 1988)
Toronto Records: Most points in one season (127 in 1992-93), most assists in one season (95 in 1992-93), most career playoff points (77), most career playoff assists (60), most points by center in one season (127 in 1992-93), most assists by a center in one season (95 in 1992-93), most assists in one game (6 vs. Minnesota on Feb. 13, 1993, shares record), most points in one playoff year (35 in 1993), most assists in one playoff year (25 in 1993), most goals by a center in one playoff year (10 in 1993), most penalty minutes by a center in one playoff year (42 in 1994, shares record), most career playoff points by a center (77), most career playoff assists by a center (60), most points in one playoff series (16 vs. San Jose in 1994), most assists in one playoff series (13 vs. San Jose in 1994), most assists in one playoff game (4 at San Jose on May 8, 1994, shares record)
100-Point Seasons: 1986-87 (St. Louis) (105), 1992-93 (Tor.) (127),
1993-94 (Toronto) (111)
NHL Playoffs Points Leader: 1986 (St. Louis) (21 points, tie)
NHL Playoffs Assists Leader: 1993 (Toronto) (25 assists)
St. Louis Points Leader: 1986-87 (105)
St. Louis Goals Leader: 1986-87 (42)
St. Louis Assists Leader: 1986-87 (63)
St. Louis Playoffs Points Leader: 1984 (11), 1986 (21T), 1988 (17)
St. Louis Playoffs Assists Leader: 1984 (9), 1988 (14)
Calgary Assists Leader: 1988-89 (59, tie), 1989-90 (67)
Toronto Points Leader: 1992-93 (127), 1993-94 (111)
Toronto Assists Leader: 1991-92 (34), 1992-93 (95), 1993-94 (84)
Toronto Playoffs Points Leader: 1993 (35), 1994 (28), 1996 (8)
Tor. Playoffs Assists Leader: 1993 (25), 1994 (22), 1995 (6), 1996 (7)
New Jersey Playoffs Points Leader: 1998 (7)
New Jersey Playoffs Goals Leader: 1998 (5)
Montreal Assists Leader: 2001-02 (31)
Montreal Playoffs Points Leader: 2002 (10, tie)
Montreal Playoffs Assists Leader: 2002 (6)
Miscellaneous: Roomed with Brian Sutter during road trips for each of his five seasons with St. Louis. ... Finished seventh in NHL rookie scoring race with 53 points. ... Missed start of 1985-86 season with sprained ankle, an injury suffered during St. Louis' training camp in October 1985. ... Tied St. Louis record (since broken) for points in one playoff game with five in Game 5 of first-round series at Minnesota on April 15, 1986. His performance helped Blues win best-of-five series. ... Named NHL Player of the Month for the month of March/April 1987. ... Finished fifth in NHL with 105 points in 1986-87. ... Missed parts of 1987-88 season with mild concussion, an injury suffered when he was cross-checked by Lee Norwood during St. Louis' Jan. 6, 1988, game at Detroit, and with bruised shoulder, an injury suffered during St. Louis' March 13, 1988, game at Los Angeles. ... Set St. Louis single-season record (since broken) with 19 power-play goals in 1987-88. ... Named NHL Player of the Week for the weeks ending Nov. 5, 1988, and Feb. 12, 1989. ... Missed part of 1988-89 season with abscessed jaw, an injury suffered in March 1989. He also lost 10 pounds due to the injury. ...Tied for second in NHL with plus-44 rating in 1988-89. ... Scored Stanley-Cup winning goal for Calgary in Game 6 of  finals on May 25, 1989, at Montreal. The goal, scored on a power-play at 11:02 of the third period, gave Calgary a 3-1 lead in a game the Flames won  4-2. Gilmour also scored the game's final goal into an empty net with 1:03 remaining. ... Missed start of Calgary's 1989 training camp with broken bone in right foot, an injury suffered while jogging on Aug. 12, 1989. He healed in time to join Flames for the 1989 Friendship Tour of Soviet Union. ... Announced he was leaving Calgary Flames on Jan. 1, 1992, because he was unhappy with team's refusal to renegotiate his contract and was disappointed with an arbitrator's decision to award him $750,000 for 1991-92 rather than the $1 million he was asking. The walkout prompted Calgary to send him to Toronto as the key player in a 10-player trade on Jan. 2, 1992, making it the largest trade of players in NHL history. ... Scored goal on first shift in Toronto uniform, beating Detroit goaltender Tim Cheveldae on Jan. 3, 1992. ... Toronto's nominee for 1991-92 King Clancy Trophy. ... Suspended by NHL for eight off-days and fined $500 for slash on Tomas Sandstrom that broke Sandstrom's forearm during Toronto's Nov. 21, 1992, game at Los Angeles. Gilmour got a two-minute high-sticking penalty for the incident, but the Kings asked the NHL to review the play for further discipline. The league agreed Gilmour deserved punishment, although he was not forced to miss any games because league president Gil Stein had decided to suspend all but the worst offenders on off-days rather than game days in 1992-93. The suspension, announced on Nov. 27, 1992, cost Gilmour $28,984 in salary. Gilmour argued that the slash on Sandstrom was minor and the reason he faced additional punishment was because Sandstrom had been hurt. The Kings were upset that the NHL did not see fit to keep Gilmour out of any games, including one vs. Los Angeles during the time period that Sandstrom was out. ... Served as Toronto captain while Wendel Clark was out with injury in February 1993. ... Named NHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 21, 1993. ... Was runner-up for NHL Player of Month honors in both February and March 1993. ... Became only second Toronto player (after Darryl Sittler) to score 100 points in a season when he achieved feat in 1992-93. ... Was runner-up to Mario Lemieux in voting for 1992-93 Hart Trophy. It marked the only time since 1961 that a Toronto player had finished in the top two in Hart voting. ... Toronto's nominee for 1992-93 King Clancy Trophy. ... Suspended by NHL for one preseason game and fined $500 for head-butting Enrico Ciccone during Toronto's Sept. 23, 1993, preseason game vs. Washington. The suspension was announced on Sept. 26, 1993. Ciccone had not been injured on the play, which likely led to lighter punishment for Gilmour. ... Scored his 300th career NHL goal for Toronto on Feb. 21, 1994, at Los Angeles. ... Finished fourth in NHL points race for both 1992-93 and 1993-94. ... Finished second among NHL assists leaders for both 1992-93 and 1993-94. ... Was runner-up to Sergei Fedorov in voting for 1993-94 Selke Trophy. ... Finished fourth in voting for 1993-94 Hart Trophy. ... Led all players at 1994 Stanley Cup playoffs with 16 power-play points and tied Dave Ellett with 11 power-play assists. ... Toronto nominee for 1993-94 King Clancy Trophy. ... Missed parts of 1995 season with pinched nerve in neck, an injury suffered in Toronto's Feb. 8, 1995, game vs. Dallas, and with broken nose, suffered during Toronto's April 7, 1995, game vs. Detroit. ... Passed Dave Keon as Toronto's career playoff points leader during 1995 playoffs. ... Toronto's nominee for 1995 King Clancy Trophy. ... Scored his 1,000th career NHL point for Toronto on Dec. 23, 1995, vs. Edmonton. ... Missed part of 1995-96 season with bruised ribs, an injury suffered during Toronto's March 19, 1996, game at Detroit. ... Toronto's nominee for 1995-96 King Clancy Trophy. ... Played in his 1,000th career NHL game for Toronto on Nov. 16, 1996, at Phoenix. ... Scored goal and had three assists in his first game with New Jersey, on Feb. 26, 1997, at N.Y. Islanders. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with bruised left eye, an injury suffered when he was hit by puck during late stages of New Jersey's March 5, 1997, game at Philadelphia. ... Missed part of 1997-98 season with right knee injury, suffered during New Jersey's March 5, 1998, game vs. Boston. The injury required arthroscopic surgery on March 7, 1998, and Gilmour did not return to action until New Jersey's April 15, 1998, game vs. Buffalo. .... Signed with Chicago as a Group III unrestricted free agent on July 3, 1998. ... Missed remainder of 1998-99 season with back injury, suffered during Chicago's March 25, 1999, game at Boston. The injury required season-ending surgery. ...Scored his 400th career NHL goal for Chicago on Oct. 29, 1999, vs. Detroit. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with bruised ribs, suffered in Chicago's March 1, 2000, game vs. Montreal. ... Missed remainder of 1999-00 regular season with stomach flu, contracted in April 2000. ... Left unprotected by Buffalo for 2000 NHL Expansion Draft, but was reclaimed after Columbus took Geoff Sanderson off Sabres roster. ... Missed part of 2000-01 season with hip injury, suffered during Buffalo's Nov. 22, 2000, game vs. Philadelphia. The injury complicated chronic muscle problems in his back and pelvis. Tests showed inflammation throughout his midsection. He did not return to action until Buffalo's Dec. 16, 2000, game vs. Florida. ... Signed with Montreal as a Group III unrestricted free agent on Oct. 6, 2001. ... Suspended by NHL for one game during 2001-02 season for unsportsmanlike conduct during Montreal's Oct. 27, 2001, game vs. Philadelphia. ... Missed part of 2001-02 season with back injury, suffered during Montreal's Dec. 22, 2001, game vs. Los Angeles. ... Traded by Montreal to Toronto in exchange for 2003 sixth-round pick (Mark Flood) at the trade deadline on March 11, 2003. ... Played final game of his career with Toronto. ... Missed remainder of 2002-03 season and entire 2003 playoffs with knee injury, suffered when he collided with Dave Lowry early in the first period of Toronto's March 13, 2003, game at Calgary. It would turn out to be the final injury -- and final game -- of his 20-year NHL career.
The Baby-Sitter Incident: Early in his NHL career, as he was emerging as a bona fide star in St. Louis, Gilmour was sued by a St. Louis couple, who claimed he had sexually abused their daughter over a period of months, beginning when she was 13. The couple's daughter had been working as a baby-sitter for the Gilmours, often spending entire nights at the house while she cared for the couple's baby girl, Maddison, who was born in 1985. The couple demanded $1 million in damages, charging that Gilmour repeatedly had sex with their daughter while she was staying in his home. In their lawsuit, the couple alleged that Gilmour's wife and Blues team officials were aware of the incident but chose to do nothing. The suit, filed Aug. 30, 1988, was entirely civil in nature, since police never filed criminal charges against Gilmour. In fact, St. Louis County prosecutor George Westfall said the girl's family had never come to the authorities requesting a criminal investigation and said he saw the accusation as a blatant attempt at extortion. Westfall said the family had begun its endeavor by asking the Blues for more than $200,000 in order not to go public with their allegations, and that prosecutors might investigate the family to see if criminal charges were in order. Despite all of this, negative publicity surrounding the case hurt Gilmour's popularity with fans and made it difficult for him to continue playing in the city. Gilmour initially refused to comment on the lawsuit, but his first wife, Robyne, was quick to deny the allegations and said her husband was not guilty in any way. But the damage had been done. Gilmour, who later joined his wife in denying the charges, was plagued by prank phone calls to his home, while Blues officials were unhappy at being asked by the media to comment on the issue. The firestorm ended in early September 1988, when the Blues traded Gilmour to Calgary. Due to the controversy, St. Louis was unable to deal Gilmour for fair value and had to settle for a seven-player deal that clearly favored Calgary. After the trade, Gilmour reiterated that the accusations were an extortion effort and had done nothing but humiliate his entire family. He said he had not asked to be traded but recognized he would be better off in another city. "This has jeopardized my career," he said at a press conference after the trade. On Oct. 4, 1988, Gilmour and his first wife countersued the girl's family for $4 million, charging them with slander and libel. On Oct. 22, 1988, the attorney for the girl's family was charged with trying to extort hush money from the Blues organization. Despite his efforts to clear his name and the obvious flaws in the girl's family's case, the 1988-89 season was a nightmare for Gilmour, as he  was subjected to taunts from fans everywhere. In the long run he didn't need to worry about his hockey career. He went on to greater heights in the NHL, while the case against him never made it to court. On Dec. 27, 1988, a St. Louis County grand jury ruled there was insufficient evidence to press sexual assault charges against Gilmour, and the case was promptly dismissed. Gilmour, who sat for two hours of grand jury questioning, expressed great relief at the ruling and turned his focus back to the Flames, who went on to win the 1989 Stanley Cup.
Flirting with Retirement: Gilmour first announced his plans to retire at the end of the 1999-00 season, but had second thoughts during the summer and decided to report to Buffalo's training camp in September 2000. Early in the 2000-01 season, Gilmour suffered from a pelvis injury and announced he would likely retire at the end of the season when his contract with Buffalo expired. On July 1, 2001, Gilmour became a Group III unrestricted free agent. Rather than retire, he began looking for opportunities with other teams. Unable to catch on with a team before training camp, he eventually signed a one-year contract plus an option with Montreal on Oct. 6, 2001, and in August 2002 agreed to play out the option year, even after his agent, Larry Kelley, announced he expected Gilmour to retired during that summer. In fact, that retirement did not occur until two years later when at age 40 he finally chose to retire after Toronto decided not to re-sign him for the 2003-04 season. He retired after learning of the team's decision rather than attempt to resume his career with any other NHL team. Arguably the most popular player in Toronto Maple Leafs history, he was later honored by the team with a special ceremony prior to the Leafs' Oct. 25, 2003, game vs. Washington. Gilmour's No. 93 sweater will likely be retired at a future date, but there are other former Maple Leafs players expected to have their numbers retired ahead of him.
Post-Draft Teams: Cornwall (OHL); Rapperswil-Jona (Switzerland)
Canada Cup: 1987 (first place)
World Championships: 1990 (fourth place)
Canada Cup MVP:
OHL Tilson Trophy (MVP): 1982-83 (Cornwall)
Molson/Cooper OHL Player of the Year: 1982-83 (Cornwall)
OHL Powers Trophy (Points Leader): 1982-83 (Cornwall) (177)
OHL All-Star First Team: 1982-83 (Cornwall)
OHL All-Star Game: 1983 (Cornwall)
Cornwall Molson Cup (Three-Stars Leader): 1982-83
OHL Records: Most consecutive games with at least one point (55 for Cornwall from Oct. 19, 1982, through Feb. 27, 1983)
Cornwall/Sarnia (OHL) Records: Most points in one season (177 in 1982-83), most assists in one season (107 in 1982-83), most consecutive games with at least one point (55 from Oct. 19, 1982, through Feb. 27, 1983)
OHL Assists Leader: 1982-83 (Cornwall) (107 assists)
Miscellaneous: Never played in minor leagues. ... Played on line with Steve Driscoll for Cornwall in 1982-83. ... Set Cornwall/Sarnia single-season record (since broken) with 70 goals in 1982-83. ... Set Cornwall/Sarnia record (since broken) for assists in one game with five vs. Sudbury on Jan. 20, 1983. ... Set Cornwall/Sarnia record (since broken) for fastest goal from start of a period (10 seconds vs. Toronto on Sept. 26, 1982). ... Set Cornwall/Sarnia record (since broken) for fastest goal from start of game (14 seconds vs. Guelph on Jan. 9, 1983). ... Set Cornwall/Sarnia record (since broken) for fastest three goals by one player (10:55 vs. Windsor on Feb. 20, 1983). ... Finished 1982-83 season with third-highest points total (177) in OHL history. ... Was on Calgary team that joined Washington for 1989 NHL Friendship Tour in Soviet Union. The Flames faced four Soviet teams on the tour. ... Played in Switzerland during 1994 NHL lockout. ... Appeared in 1996 film Bogus, starring Whoopi Goldberg. Gilmour played role of "Doug, the party guest." ... Active in charitable causes during playing days, including work with St. Louis Heart Association, Toronto's Children's Wish Foundation, Hospital for Sick Children and Hugh MacMillan Center and the national Make-a-Wish Foundation. ... ESPN Classic aired nine-hour tribute to Gilmour on Sept. 13, 2003, as a celebration of his career just five days after his retirement. ... Remained in Toronto after his playing days and became active in local charitable efforts, including extensive work with Easter Seal Society. ... An avid golfer, he has participated in many celebrity tournaments.
Personal: Nicknamed "Killer." ... Full name: Douglas Robert Gilmour.
TRADE: St. Louis traded Gilmour, Mark Hunter, Steve Bozek and Mike Dark to Calgary in exchange for Mike Bullard, Craig Coxe and Tim Corkery on September 5, 1988.

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