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Gilles Boisvert
Gilles Boisvert
Goaltender
(bwah VAIR)
Number: 1
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 152
Catches: Left
Born: Feb 15, 1933
Birthplace: Trois-rivieres, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Boston with Ed Sandford, Real Chevrefils, Norm Corcoran and Warren Godfrey for Terry Sawchuk, Vic Stasiuk, Marcel Bonin and Lorne Davis on June 3, 1955.
Gilles Boisvert stood just 5-foot-8 and weighed no more than 160-pounds but in an era when goaltenders played without masks or helmets, his bright red hair certainly stood out. "Red" as he was nicknamed by his teammates, had very quick reflexes and had a great glove hand. He played his minor hockey in his hometown of Trois Rivieres and only briefly left home in 1952-53 to suit up for the Barrie-Kitchener Canucks of the OHA.

In 1953-54, Boisvert turned pro and tended goal for both the Amherst Meteors of the NBSHL and the Sydney Millionaires of the old MMHL on the east coast. In fact Boisvert played in the minor leagues with several teams in different leagues before getting his one and only shot at playing in the NHL in 1959-60 with the Detroit Red Wings. He had been part of a huge trade more than four years earlier which saw Boisvert and four others traded to Detroit by the Boston Bruins in exchange for four players including star netminder Terry Sawchuk, who was said to have been devastated by the trade. Boisvert played three games in goal for Detroit, coming out on the losing end of all three games.

Boisvert was soon back in the minors but he loved the game so much he continued to play for another ten years, the last seven of which were with the AHL's Baltimore Clippers. He retired after playing three games in 1969-70.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80