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| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
190 lb (86 kg)
|Teams|| Detroit Red Wings |
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Born|| September 2 1963,|
Summerside, PEI, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 107th overall, 1981|
Detroit Red Wings
|Pro Career||1984 – 1995|
Gallant was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, sixth round, one-hundred seventh overall. He scored 211 goals in 615 games as a left wing for the Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning. He also scored 18 playoff goals. His nickname is a shortened form of a nickname his older brother used for him: "Turkey".
Despite his smaller stature (5'10, 180 lbs), Gallant was known as a power forward during his time with the Red Wings. He was a team leader, and served as an alternate captain alongside either Bob Probert, Rick Zombo, or Steve Chiasson.
Gallant was an assistant coach for the New York Islanders during the 2007-08 season.
On Friday, April 24, 2009, Gerard was named head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. He led the team to their first QMJHL President's Cup Final with a league best 109 points and subsequently was named the 2010 Canadian Hockey League Coach of the Year.
Gallant was considered a top candidate to take the head coach position of the Ottawa Senators after the April 9, 2011 firing of then coach Cory Clouston. He has also served as an assistant coach for the Fort Wayne Komets of the then UHL.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|CBJ||2003–04||45||16||24||4||1||(62)||4th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|CBJ||2005–06||82||35||43||—||4||74||3rd in Central||Missed playoffs|
|CBJ||2006–07||15||5||9||—||1||(73)||4th in Central||(fired)|