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Hal Gill
Hal Gill
Hal Gill 2008.jpg
Gill with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008
Born (1975-04-06) April 6, 1975 (age 45)
Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg; 17 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pittsburgh Penguins
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
Philadelphia Flyers
Lukko
National team  United States
NHL Draft 207th overall, 1993
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1997–2014

Harold Priestley Gill III[1] (born April 6, 1975) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 16 NHL seasons with six different teams, winning the Stanley Cup once with the 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins.[2] He was formerly the manager of player development for the Florida Panthers of the NHL.

Currently Gill is the radio color commentator for one of his former teams, the Nashville Predators on the Nashville Predators Radio Network.

Playing career

Before college, Gill was a notable quarterback at Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton, Massachusetts.[3]

After being drafted in the eighth round, 207th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, Gill spent four years playing for Providence College. He entered the NHL during the 1997-98 NHL season and played over 600 regular season games over eight seasons with the Bruins. During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, he played for Lukko in the Finnish SM-liiga.

On July 1, 2006, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Gill to a three-year deal. He had some of the best numbers of his career in Toronto while working on discipline and lowering his penalty minutes. On February 26, 2008, Toronto traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and a fifth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The Penguins traded for him on the same day that they received Marian Hossa from the Atlanta Thrashers. He helped them win the Eastern Conference and to advance to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost in six games.

On June 12, 2009, Gill hoisted the Stanley Cup over his head after the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in seven games.

On July 1, 2009, he signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Montreal Canadiens, and after the 2010-11 season he re-signed with the Canadiens on a one-year deal.

On February 17, 2012 Gill and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2013 were traded to the Nashville Predators for Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney, and a second-round draft pick in 2012.[4]

On June 28, 2012 Gill re-signed with the Nashville Predators on a two-year, $4 million deal.[5] During the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Gill was scoreless over 32 games, as the Predators failed to reach the playoffs.

On July 2, 2013, Nashville placed Gill on waivers in order to complete a buyout of the final year of his contract.

On September 7, 2013 the Philadelphia Flyers signed Gill to a professional tryout contract[6] and subsequently signed him to a one-year, $700,000 contract on October 1, 2013.[7]

On April 23, 2015, Gill announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the NHL.

Front office career

On October 16, 2015, the Florida Panthers announced that they had hired Gill as their manager of player development.

Personal life

Gill grew up in Bolton, Massachusetts.Attended Nashoba Regional High School He is married to Anne and has three children: daughters Sophie, born in 2007,[8][9] and Isabelle, born in September 2004;[10] and son Talon, born in October 2011.[11]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Gill (right) alongside Chad Kilger, January 2008
Hal Gill, Montreal Canadiens, January 2012
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992-93 Nashoba Regional High School HS-MA 20 25 25 50 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Providence Friars HE 31 1 2 3 26 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Providence Friars HE 26 1 3 4 22 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Providence Friars HE 39 5 12 17 54 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Providence Friars HE 35 5 16 21 52 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Providence Bruins AHL 4 1 0 1 23 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 68 2 4 6 47 6 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 80 3 7 10 63 12 0 0 0 14
1999-2000 Boston Bruins NHL 81 3 9 12 120 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 80 1 10 11 71 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 79 4 18 22 77 6 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 76 4 13 17 13 5 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Boston Bruins NHL 82 2 7 9 99 7 0 1 1 4
2004-05 Lukko SM-liiga 31 2 8 10 110 8 0 0 0 57
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 80 1 9 10 124 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 6 14 20 91 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 2 18 20 52 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 1 3 4 16 20 0 1 1 12
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 2 8 10 53 24 0 2 2 6
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 2 9 11 68 18 0 1 1 20
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 2 7 9 43 7 0 0 0 2
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 53 1 7 8 29 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 23 0 5 5 8 5 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Nashville Predators NHL 32 0 0 0 12 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1108 36 148 184 962 111 0 6 6 68

International

Medal record
Representing United States United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal - third place
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 United States WC 5th 7 0 0 0 14
2001 United States WC 4th 9 0 0 0 4
2004 United States WC 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 9 0 2 2 12
2005 United States WC 6th 7 0 0 0 6
2006 United States WC 7th 7 0 0 0 14
Senior totals 39 0 2 2 50

See also

References

  1. ^ Fischler, Stan (2000-01-01). Boston Bruins: Greatest Moments & Players. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 235. ISBN 1-58261-063-0.
  2. ^ Defenseman Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons. "NHL". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Hal Gill profile". legendsofhockey.net. 2008-04-27. Retrieved .
  4. ^ https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=388101
  5. ^ "Preds re-sign defenseman Gill". The Sports Network. 2012-06-28. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Predators place Gill on waivers". National Hockey League. 2013-07-02. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Hal Gill signed to one-year, $700,000 deal with Flyers". National Hockey League. 2013-10-01. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Global Hockey Consultants". Globalhockey.net. 2009-10-02. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Stanley Cup Journal - Hal Gill and Mark Eaton - Pittsburgh Penguins - Features". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Jaci on December 2, 2004 1:25 PM. "Wicked Bruins Fan Archives: December 2004 Archives". Wickedbruinsfan.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Stubbs, Dave (2011-10-18). "Gill closing in on milestone". The Gazette. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved .

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