Team Canada # 8
Rod Gilbert was an experienced NHL forward whose on-ice skill set included top level hockey techniques, fast skating and high scoring talent. Gilbert was an important part of a famous GAG (“goal a game”) line when he played with Jean Ratelle and Vic Hadfield in the NY Rangers team. His team never won the Stanley Cup, but was the most popular player among the Big Apple hockey fans. Gilbert was one of the classiest NHL forwards of that era.
|NHL Reg. Season
- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1960-1978
- Professional hockey clubs that Rod Gilbert played in: NY Rangers
- Professional hockey awards:
Bill Masterton Trophy 1975-76
Hockey Hall of Fame 1982
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
Although his famous GAG line didn't perform as well as it was anticipated in the series, Rod Gilbert was an integral part of Team Canada in the 1972 Series. He played in 6 games and earned 4 points scoring an important goal in Game 7 in Moscow.
|1972 Summit Overall Statistics