Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack Gelineau
Goaltender Jack Gelineau spent parts of four seasons in the NHL during the 40s and 50s. He was a fine puck stopper in university and the minors in addition to his solid work in 143 games as a big leaguer.

The Toronto native played with the city's Young Rangers then suited up for the Montreal RCAF during the latter stages of World War II. He the suited up briefly for the Montreal Royals juniors before attending McGill University for four years.

Late in the 1948-49 season he impressed during a four game trial with Boston. Over the next two years he replaced the departed Frank Brimsek as the club's first string netminder and posted consecutive 22-win seasons along with seven shutouts. His bright start in 1949-50 allowed him to edge teammate Phil Maloney in the Calder Trophy voting. In 1951 Gelineau lost his spot to Sugar Jim Henry and played most of the next four seasons with the QSHL's Quebec Aces. He also played a pair of games for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1953-54 then retired 11 games into the next season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1942-43 Montreal Catholic High High-QC
1943-44 Toronto Young Rangers OHA-Jr. 11 1 9 1 1 5.12
1943-44 Toronto CIL TMHL 4 0 4 0 0 5.50
1943-44 Toronto RCAF TNDHL 7 5 2 0 1 3.00 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
1944-45 Montreal RCAF MCHL 8 0 3.00 5 0 5.60
1944-45 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 5 2 3 0 3 3.80 9 2 7 0 0 4.96
1945-46 McGill Redmen MCHL 15 13 2 0 1 3.47
1946-47 McGill Redmen MCHL 16 10 5 1 1 2.81
1947-48 McGill Redmen MCHL 20 14 6 0 1 3.10
1948-49 McGill Redmen MCHL 6 3 3 0 0 3.33
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 4 2 2 0 0 3.00
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 67 22 30 15 3 3.28
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 70 22 30 18 4 2.81 4 1 2 1 1.62
1951-52 Quebec Aces QMHL 12 6 4 2 0 3.41 12 8 4 0 1 2.27
1952-53 Quebec Aces QMHL 21 8 9 4 1 2.72 21 13 8 0 1 2.35
1953-54 Quebec Aces QHL 57 24 27 6 5 2.74 14 4 1.86
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 0 2 0 0 9.00
1953-54 Quebec Aces Ed-Cup 3 1 2 0 0 4.69
1954-55 Quebec Aces QHL 11 4 7 0 1 3.56 4 1 3 0 0 3.50
NHL Totals 143 46 64 33 7 3.12 4 1 2 1 1.61


Calder Memorial Trophy (1950) Signed as a free agent by Quebec (QMHL) with Boston retaining his NHL rights, November 1, 1951. NHL rights traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, November 28, 1953.
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