"I was very young at this time. My entire career was in front of me. I knew there would be another chance for me to play in a series like this. I talked it over with Harry before I left. I wasn't upset or mad. I just wanted to get ready for the season opener. I was very proud of those guys."

Gilbert Perrault

Team Rosters: Canada

Position: C
Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Victoriaville, Quebec

Club 1972:
Buffalo Sabres

Gilbert Pereault
Team Canada # 33

The first 1970 draft choice of the Buffalo Sabres, Gilbert Perrault became team’s franchise player for 17 seasons. Arguably one of the biggest talents in the NHL history, he was centered between Rick Martin and Rene Robert on the famous “French Connection” Line. All three forwards were great skaters and strong individual players that loved to play fast crisscrossing style frequently compared to the European one. Aside from slick skating and team leadership, Perrault was a great playmaker known for his outstanding mastery of 1-on-1 tricks.

Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 1191 512 814 1326 500
NHL Playoffs 90 33 70 103 44


  • Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1970-1987
  • Professional hockey clubs that Gilbert Pereault played in: Buffalo Sabres
  • Professional hockey awards:
    Calder Memorial Trophy 1970-71
    Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1972-73
    Hockey Hall of Fame 1990


Gilbert Perrault played in the Vancouver game and in the first game in Moscow. He earned 2 points (1 goal and 1 assist). During the Moscow part of the Simmit, Hadfield, Guevremont, Martin and Perreault left the Canadian squad for their NHL clubs.

1972 Summit Overall Statistics
2 1 1 2 0 4 11 +2

Game-by-Game Performance: Scoring

Summit 1972: Scoring
Game   Period Time Scoring Notes
Game 4205:37Goal 
Game 5115:30Assist 
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Game-by-Game Performance: Penalty History

Summit 1972: Penalty
Game   Period Time Description
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