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Tom Gilbert
Tom Gilbert in 2009
Gilbert in 2009.
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
206 lb (94 kg)
NHL Team Edmonton Oilers
Born January 10 1983 (1983-01-10) (age 33),
Minneapolis, MN, USA
NHL Draft 129th overall, 2002
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2006 – present


Thomas Kelly "Tom" Gilbert (born January 10, 1983) is an American ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

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Gilbert playing for the Edmonton Oilers.

Gilbert played his high school hockey for Minnesota powerhouse Bloomington Jefferson and was the captain his senior year (2001). That same year he switched to forward from defense, which he played as a sophomore and junior. He responded by scoring 4 goals in his first game at forward against a strong Hill-Murray team.

He was drafted in the fifth round, 129th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He was traded to the Oilers on March 9, 2004, in exchange for goaltender Tommy Salo and a sixth-round pick in the 2005 draft.[1]

Gilbert played junior hockey with the Chicago Steel of the USHL. He made his debut at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2002. In the 2005–06 season, he ranked third on the team in points, and also scored the winning goal in the NCAA championship game against Boston College.

Gilbert made his pro debut in the 2006–07 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Through 33 games, he was tied for the team lead in points among defenseman.

Due to injuries, he was recalled in January 2007, and made his NHL debut on his 24th birthday in San Jose. Gilbert scored his first NHL goal on February 20, 2007, against Ottawa Senators netminder Martin Gerber in the final seconds of the game to send it to overtime.

On March 4, 2008, Gilbert surpassed Paul Coffey and Marc-André Bergeron for the Oilers' franchise record for most goals scored by a rookie defenceman with his 10th goal on the power play against the Nashville Predators goalie Dan Ellis. On April 11, 2008, Gilbert signed a 6-year, $24 million contract extension with the Oilers.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

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Gilbert at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Chicago Steel USHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Chicago Steel USHL 57 13 15 28 62 4 0 0 0 4
2002–03 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 39 7 13 20 36
2003–04 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 39 6 15 21 36
2004–05 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 41 8 9 17 48
2005–06 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 41 11 19 30 28
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 48 4 26 30 32 10 1 7 8 10
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 1 5 6 0
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 13 20 33 20
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 5 40 45 26
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 5 26 31 16
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 6 20 26 32
NHL totals 337 30 111 141 94

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WC 7 1 3 4 0
Senior Int'l Totals 7 1 3 4 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. Avs add depth and grit. ESPN (2004-03-09). Retrieved on 2009-08-14.
  2. Oilers sign Gilbert to six-year deal. Canada.com (2008-04-11). Retrieved on 2009-08-14.

External linksEdit



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