ATD 2013 BIO Thread (quotes, stats, pics, sources, everything)
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01-31-2013, 01:44 PM
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Michel Goulet, LW
6'1", 185 lbs
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
Originally Posted by
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
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
"Goulet was eighteen when he came, and he didn't speak a word of English, but he
was a super player
did everything he was asked to do
became not only one of the best offensive players in the NHL, he became one of the best defensive wingers as well.
a strong skater with a superb shot, who threw his body around and played well defensively.
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
happy with Goulet's defensive work
, challenged him to get ...
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