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Gilles Bilodeau (b. July 31, 1955 in St. Prime, Quebec - d. August 12, 2008 in Birmingham, Alabama) was a professional ice hockey player who played 9 games in the National Hockey League and 143 games in the World Hockey Association. He played for the Toronto Toros, Birmingham Bulls, and Quebec Nordiques.

Gilles nickname was "Bad News" he was known for his fierce aggressive style of play and his fighting ability. In the 1975-1976 season with the Beauce Jaros of the North American Hockey League he had a record setting 451 penalty minutes in just 58 games.

He played junior hockey with the Sorel Éperviers in 1974-75. No NHL team drafted him, but the Toronto Toros picked him 121st overall in the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft. He played parts of three seasons with the Toros and their successor the Birmingham Bulls.

In 1978 Bilodeau signed as a free agent with the Quebec Nordiques. He stayed with them as they joined the NHL and played his nine NHL games in 1979-80, scoring one assist.

He retired in 1981.

In the WHA Bilodeau scored 7 goals and 15 assists in 143 games, while getting 570 penalty minutes.

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