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Denis Gauthier

Denis Gauthier
Born (1976-10-01) October 1, 1976
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
Philadelphia Flyers
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1995
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1996–2009

Denis Gauthier, Jr. (born October 1, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. A first round selection of the Calgary Flames at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Gauthier played for the Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings during his ten season National Hockey League (NHL) career.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
  • Awards 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Career statistics 4
    • Regular season and playoffs 4.1
    • International 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Playing career

Gauthier played four seasons of major-junior hockey with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He holds the franchise record for most goals by a defenceman in one season, 25, and had his number 21 retired by the Voltiguers in 2009.[1]

Known for his big open-ice hits, this physical, defensive player was the Calgary Flames' first-round draft pick, 20th overall, in the 1995 Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in 1997 and quickly established himself as a powerful presence on the blue line.

He played only the first round of the Flames' 2004 playoff run after suffering a knee injury in Game 6 against the Vancouver Canucks. He later underwent surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament on May 21.

In the 2004 off-season, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in a deal also involving Daymond Langkow and Oleg Saprykin. During the 2006 trade deadline, Gauthier was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Josh Gratton and 2 second round draft picks. Prior to the 2007-08 season, Gauthier was waived by the Flyers and was assigned to the Philadelphia Phantoms. He spent the entire season with the Phantoms and following the season was waived again on June 30, 2008.[2] The following day he was traded along with a 2010 2nd round draft pick to the Los Angeles Kings for Patrik Hersley and Ned Lukacevic.

On February 2, 2009 Gauthier was suspended for five games for a high elbow head shot to

Preceded by
Chris Dingman
Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
1995
Succeeded by
Derek Morris
  • Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

External links

  1. ^ a b "Denis Gauthier accepte la présidence d’honneur" (in French). L'Express. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ TSN.ca - Flyers waive Gauthier; Acquire Ramholt from Flames
  3. ^ Gauthier Suspension Shows NHL Still Not Serious About Head Shots SI.com, February 3, 2009
  4. ^ Kings' Gauthier Suspended For Two Games nhl.com, February 21, 2009

References

Rougeau wrestling family

See also

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Canada WJC 6 1 1 2 6
Junior totals 6 1 1 2 6

International

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 61 1 7 8 136
1993–94 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 60 0 7 7 176
1994–95 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 64 9 31 40 190 4 0 5 5 12
1995–96 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 53 25 49 74 140
1995–96 Saint John Flames AHL 5 2 0 2 8 16 1 6 7 20
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 73 3 28 31 74 5 0 0 0 6
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 68 4 20 24 154 21 0 4 4 83
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 10 0 0 0 16
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 55 3 4 7 68
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 16 0 3 3 31
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 39 1 1 2 50
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 62 2 6 8 78
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 66 5 8 13 91
2002–03 Calgary Flames NHL 72 1 11 12 99
2003–04 Calgary Flames NHL 80 1 15 16 113 6 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 45 2 9 11 61
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 17 0 0 0 37 6 0 1 1 19
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 43 0 4 4 45
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 78 3 15 18 80 11 0 1 1 17
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 65 2 2 4 90
NHL totals 554 17 60 77 748 12 0 2 2 23

Regular season and playoffs

Career statistics

Gauthier's father, Denis Sr., was a professional wrestler, and his mother Joanne is the sister of former wrestlers Jacques, Armand and Raymond Rougeau.[1]

Personal life

  • Gold Medal, 1995–96

IIHF U20 World Championship

  • First Team All-Star, 1995–96

Canadian Hockey League

QMJHL:

Awards

[4].Patrick Marleau captain San Jose Sharks On February 21, 2009 Gauthier was suspended for two games for boarding on an icing call to [3]

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