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Brent Gilchrist
Position Centre
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
181 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Montreal Canadiens
Edmonton Oilers
Minnesota North Stars
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Nashville Predators
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 3 1967 (1967-04-03) (age 49),
Moose Jaw, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 79th overall, 1985
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1987 – 2003

Brent Gilchrist (born April 3, 1967 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward.

Gilchrist started his career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1988. He also played with the Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, and Nashville Predators. He won the Stanley Cup in 1998 with the Detroit Red Wings.

In 792 NHL games he scored 135 goals and 170 assists. He also scored 17 goals and 14 assists in 90 playoff games.

He played in the Western Hockey League for the Kelowna Wings and the Spokane Chiefs before being chosen by the Montreal Canadiens 79th overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

Gilchrist turned pro in 1986-87 with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League and played another season before making the NHL Canadiens in 1988-89.

He was traded in 1992 to the Edmonton Oilers as part of the package for Vincent Damphousse. Later that same season he was sent to the Minnesota North Stars for Todd Elik. Gilchrist spent the next five seasons with the team, four of them after they were transferred to become the Dallas Stars.

In 1997 he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings and won the Stanley Cup that season. He spent the next two seasons recovering from a hernia operation. He recovered in 2000 and played three seasons with the Wings, Stars, and the Nashville Predators. He retired in 2003 because of a mback injury.

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