Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Luc Gauthier
Defenceman Luc Gauthier played three games for the Montreal Canadiens in 1990-91. He was a hard-nosed competitor who could contribute offense from the point. He spent the majority of his career in the minors where he was an effective two-way performer.

Born in Longueil, Quebec, Gauthier played three years of junior with the local Chevaliers. Undrafted and unsigned by an NHL club, the young blueliner joined the IHL's Flint Generals then Saginaw Gears where he gained a reputation as one of the league's toughest customers.

Gauthier was a signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens on the eve of the 1986-87 season and began his first of 11 years with the organization. He was a regular on the Sherbrooke/Fredericton Canadiens blueline until 1992-93 and was recalled briefly to the parent club. Between 1993 and 1997 Gauthier served as Fredericton's assistant coach and even came out of retirement for two games in 1996-97.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Maurice Elans QAAA 13 0 1 1 8
1980-81 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 48 4 14 18 65 12 2 6 8 14
1981-82
1982-83 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 67 3 18 21 132 15 0 4 4 35
1983-84 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 70 8 54 62 207 17 4 9 13 24
1984-85 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 60 13 47 60 111
1984-85 Flint Generals IHL 21 1 0 1 20
1985-86 Saginaw Generals IHL 66 9 29 38 160
1986-87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 78 5 17 22 8 17 2 4 6 31
1987-88 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 61 4 10 14 105 6 0 0 0 18
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 77 8 20 28 178 6 0 0 0 10
1989-90 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 79 3 23 26 139 12 0 4 4 35
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 2 +1
1990-91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 69 7 20 27 238 9 1 1 2 10
1991-92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 80 4 14 18 252 7 1 1 2 26
1992-93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 78 9 33 42 167 5 2 1 3 20
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 7, 1986.
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