Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jere Gillis
Left-winger Jere Gillis played nearly 400 NHL games in the 70s and 80s. He was a decent two-way player but more was expected of him after a stellar amateur career.

Born in Bend, Oregon, Gillis was chosen fourth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 1977 after scoring 140 points for the Sherbrooke Beavers. That year he was named to the QMJHL first all-star team and led the Beavers to the Memorial Cup where he earned a place on the tournament all-star unit.

Gillis enjoyed a fine rookie season in 1977-78 with 23 goals while playing on a line with Mike Walton and Rick Blight. He was unable to build on his strong freshman performance and turned in consecutive 13-goal performances before he was traded to the New York Rangers. Over the next several years he was a utilty player with the Blueshirts, Quebec Nordiques, Buffalo Sabres, the Canucks a second time, and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Gillis retired in 1987 then returned to the game a year later with Britain's Solhill Bulls. He also skated with the Peterborough Pirates then coached the Tellford Tigers in 1991-92 before leaving the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 69 20 19 39 96 5 1 2 3 0
1974-75 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 54 38 57 95 91 9 5 3 8 2
1975-76 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 60 47 55 102 40 17 8 14 22 27
1976-77 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 72 55 85 140 80 18 11 12 23 40
1976-77 Sherbrooke Castors M-Cup 4 4 1 5 0
1977-78 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 23 18 41 35 -24
1978-79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 13 12 25 33 -31 1 0 1 1 0
1979-80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 13 17 30 108 0
1980-81 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 0 4 4 4 0
1980-81 New York Rangers NHL 35 10 10 20 4 +6 14 2 5 7 9
1981-82 New York Rangers DN-Cup 4 0 1 1
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 26 3 9 12 16 -2
1981-82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 12 2 1 3 0 +2
1981-82 Fredericton Express AHL 28 2 17 19 10
1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -6
1982-83 Rochester Americans AHL 53 18 24 42 69 16 1 7 8 11
1983-84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 37 9 13 22 7 +2 4 2 1 3 0
1983-84 Fredericton Express AHL 36 22 28 50 35
1984-85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 37 5 11 16 23 -7
1984-85 Fredericton Express AHL 7 2 1 3 2
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 29 4 14 18 21
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 47 13 22 35 32 5 0 0 0 9
1987-88 SG Brunico Italy 24 20 16 36 10
1988-89 Solihull Barons Britain 18 46 47 93 12
1989-90 Solihull Barons Aut-Cup 8 8 21 29 12
1989-90 Solihull Barons Britain 30 50 35 85 16 4 2 4 6 6
1990-91 Telford Tigers Un-Cup 4 3 1 4 0
1990-91 Peterborough Pirates Britain 6 13 4 17 22
1996-97 Acton Vale Nova QSPHL 5 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 386 78 95 173 230 19 4 7 11 9


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1977)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1977)
Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver with Jeff Bandura for Mario Marois and Jim Mayer, November 11, 1980. Traded to Quebec by NY Rangers with Dean Talafous (later changed to Pat Hickey (March 8, 1982) when Talafous decided to retire) for Robbie Ftorek and Quebec's 8th round pick (Brian Glynn) in 1982 NHL Draft, December 30, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 11, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 26, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October, 1986. Played five games for Acton Vale Nova (QSPHL) in 1996-97 and had three assists and two penalty minutes.
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