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Michel Goulet, LW

Position: Left Wing
HT/WT: 6'1", 185 lbs
Handedness: Left
Born: April 21st, 1960 in Peribonka, QC

- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.
- 8-time top-10 in All-Star LW Voting (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 9, 10)
- 3 acknowledgements for the First NHL All-Star Team - (1984, 1986, 1987)
- 2 acknowledgements for the Second NHL All-Star Team - (1983, 1988)
- scored 548 goals and 604 assists for 1152 points in 1089 games, adding 825 penalty minutes.
- scored 39 goals and 39 assists for 78 points in 92 playoff games, adding 110 penalty minutes.

Top 10 Finishes:
Goals - 6x - (2, 4, 4, 5, 6, 9)
Assists - 1x - (8)
Points - 4x - (3, 8, 8, 9)
Plus/Minus - 2x - (4, 10)
Power Play Goals - 4x - (2, 2, 2, 7)
Shorthanded Goals - 2x - (1, 9)

10 Best Percentage Seasons (Vs. #2):
96, 89, 85, 74, 71, 70, 56, 53, 50, 50

Voting Record

Selke Trophy:

8th (83-84), 22nd (81-82)

Hart Trophy:

7th (83-84), 12th (84-85)


Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
One would have to wonder how good Michel Goulet would have been playing a full season on Wayne Gretzky's left wing. Gretzky never had a regular left winger until the arrival of Esa Tikkanen, but in Canada Cup tournaments Goulet was often Wayne's left side partner. He played on a line in the 1984 Canada Cup with Gretzky and Rick Middleton. In 1987 Goulet is often the forgotten man on Team Canada's top line of Goulet-Gretzky-Mario Lemieux. Goulet provided offense but was more or less the defensive safety valve as well.
Legends of Hockey

One of the most opportunistic scorers in league history, Michel Goulet was an elite left winger during his 15-year career. He managed to score at least 20 goals in all but his last NHL year and once enjoyed a stretch of seven consecutive seasons with at least 40 goals. Although he wasn't considered a rough player, Goulet wasn't intimidated by aggressive play on the part of the opposition.

Just prior to the trading deadline in March 1990, Goulet was sent to the Chicago Blackhawks. He adjusted well to his first new team in a decade, but this change required his veteran poise; he was now playing on a tight-checking team that required him to play a defensive role while providing timely scoring.
Greatest Hockey Legends

Michel Goulet was probably the most consistently high scoring left winger in the National Hockey League throughout the entire 1980s. The native of Peribonka, Quebec did this under the intense pressure of the hometown Quebecois fans, as most of his career was spent with the Quebec Nordiques.

Though known as a goal scorer, Michel started out slowly in the NHL. He concentrated on improving his defense and doing small things to help his team win. He would quickly blossom into one of the league's brightest shooters.
Who's Who in Hockey

If ever there was a high-scoring forward who remained obscure for ages, it was Michel Goulet. Despite his scoring accomplishments, Goulet was hidden from the media centres because he spent much of his career in Quebec City, the smallest town in the NHL.

Deadly around the net, Goulet was a key member of successful Quebec Nordiques teams which included offensive ace Peter Stastny.
Boston Herald - Nov. 3, 2002

Think of the great left wingers in NHL history, and names like Bobby Hull, Johnny Bucyk and Michel Goulet come to mind.
quotes regarding Goulet's defensive prowess and hard-work in the corners.

All Roads Lead to Hockey, William T. Boyd

Originally Posted by John Brophy
"Goulet was eighteen when he came, and he didn't speak a word of English, but he was a super player. He did everything he was asked to do. He became not only one of the best offensive players in the NHL, he became one of the best defensive wingers as well.
Ultimate Hockey

Goulet was a strong skater with a superb shot, who threw his body around and played well defensively. Goulet was the complete package.
Hockey! The world of the pros, Michael A. Berge

Quebec's Michel Goulet deserves all the attention he can get. Goulet is a very versatile player, one who devotes much time and effort to checking, penalty-killing and being a good defensive presence.
A Century of Hockey Heroes: 100 of the Greatest All-Time Stars

Goulet was traded to Chicago and he continued to be a productive, defensively sound winger in the Windy City ...
The Montreal Gazette - Apr. 12, 1986

He's only 25 years old and he's scored 50 or more goals for four consecutive seasons. He's also French-Canadian. It's not often said about him, but at his age, Michel Goulet is the most prolific goal scorer in the history of French Canada.

He is the unappreciated and unloved superstar...

He is one of the fastest skaters in the league, he is one of the best left wingers along the boards, yet he gets no credit for it. He can even fight. Last season in Hartford he broke his hand trashing rugged XXXXX XXXXXX. Then he played the following month with his hand in a cast and he still scored goals.
The Leader-Post - Oct. 27, 1982

Michel Goulet's goal output has risen steadily in his three seasons with Quebec and the hard-working left winger appears destined for another season of improvement with the National Hockey League's Nordiques.

Goulet's relentless work has not gone unnoticed by Quebec head coach Michel Bergeron.

"He is a complete player with a great attitude, he knows the value of a good pass and he is a great team player."
Boston Globe - Jan. 5, 1984

Quebec's hottest player is Michel Goulet, who may be "one of the most underrated players in the game," as his coach, Michel Bergeron, says, but certainly not by the Bruins.

"He's underrated because he executes as well on defense as on offense," says Bergeron
Chicago Sun-Times - Oct. 30, 1990

Wayne Presley is probably an underrated defensive player. And Michel Goulet always was a smart defensive player.
Observer-Reporter - May 29, 1992

Neither did linemate Michel Goulet who played a good defensive game for 60 minutes ..
Chicago Sun-Times - Apr. 13, 1990

Michel Goulet, who had sat since Game 1, celebrated his return to the lineup by playing a strong all-around game and scoring the Hawks' fourth goal. ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Jan. 22, 1991

Keenan, while happy with Goulet's defensive work, challenged him to get ...

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