Gilles Gilbert Passed Away: Canadian Ice Hockey Goaltender Has Died – Cause Of Death

London Knights Goalkeeper of the National Hockey League's 1969 NHL Amateur Draft has passed away - Learn about his death and obituary

Gilles Gilbert Death – Professional Canadian Ice Hockey player and NHL alumnus has passed away. The famous NHL goaltender died unexpectedly at his home. According to Hooked on Hockey, Gilles Gilbert was pronounced dead last night August 5, 2023. Gilles Gilbert was the Boston Bruins’ goaltender when Guy Lafleur scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the 1979 playoffs, turning the series around for the Montreal Canadiens.

Robbie Ralph
I am deeply saddened and still reeling from learning late last night about the passing of my great friend Gilles Gilbert. Like many of you, I had the pleasure of working with Gilly for 25 years with Canadian Hockey Enterprises and we were very often roommates on the road during those years. He was a PROFESSIONAL through and through. He was blessed with a great sense of humor and it was a good thing because many times he would have to experience some of my wacky skits and extensive practical jokes that sometimes he would be the brunt of at any hour of the night. To my grand ami et gardien e’gal RIP Gilles until we meet again. And we will buddy. God Bless Diane and the entire Gilbert Family at this most difficult time.

Gilles Gilbert Cause of Death.

The professional Canadian Hockey player died after suffering health complications. He was 74. The exact nature of the complications was not released by the family. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.

Gilles Gilbert participated in a cumulative number of 416 matches within the National Hockey League (NHL), representing the teams of Minnesota, Boston, and Detroit throughout the period spanning from 1969 to 1983. Throughout his career, Gilbert achieved a record of 192 wins, 143 losses, and 60 ties, with a save percentage (SV%) of .872. In 1969, the Minnesota team selected him as the 25th overall pick in the draft.

He had a lengthy tenure as a National Hockey League (NHL) goaltender. During the span of three years, specifically, from 1973 to 1976, he achieved a total of 90 victories while playing for the Bruins. However, his record with the Red Wings was 21-48-16. The individual’s save percentage with the Red Wings consistently remained below .865. In the 1982-83 season, Gilbert encountered a series of injuries and a skin rash. However, his commendable performance towards the end of the season provided the Red Wings with an opportunity to contend for a spot in the playoffs.

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