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Preds agree to terms with free-agent forward Martin Gelinas

Thursday, 07.26.2007 / 11:50 AM CT / News
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Preds agree to terms with free-agent forward Martin Gelinas
Veteran forward has been to Stanley Cup Finals four times in 18-year career

Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent forward Martin Gelinas
Gelinas
(MAHR-tihn ZHEHL-ih-nuh).

Gelinas, 37 (6/5/70), appeared in all 82 games for the Florida Panthers in each of the last two seasons and he notched 44 points (14g-30a) in 2006-07.  The 5-11, 202-pound winger recorded his 600th NHL point (assist) this past season on Oct. 21 at Atlanta and scored his 300th career NHL goal on April 7 at Carolina. 

A native of Shawinigan, Quebec, Gelinas has posted 300 goals and 340 assists (300g-340a-640pts) in 1,216 games over 18 NHL seasons (1988-2007) with Edmonton, Quebec, Vancouver, Carolina, Calgary and Florida.  He captured the Stanley Cup with Edmonton following his first full NHL season (1989-90) and has returned to the Finals three times – in 1994 with Vancouver, 2002 with Carolina and 2004 with Calgary.  His top offensive season came in 1996-97 with the Canucks when he registered 35 goals and 33 assists (35g-33a-68pts).

Gelinas was originally the Los Angeles Kings’ first choice (seventh overall) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, but was subsequently traded by L.A. to Edmonton in the package for Wayne Gretzky on Aug. 9, 1988.  His contract will pay him $1.25 million in 2007-08.



Career Record

 

Regular Season

 
 
 
Playoffs
 
 
 
Season
Club
League
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
 
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1987-88
Hull
QMJHL
65
63
68
131
74
 
17
15
18
33
32
1988-89
Hull
QMJHL
41
38
39
77
31
 
9
5
4
9
14
 
Edmonton
NHL
6
1
2
3
0
 
--
--
--
--
--
1989-90
Edmonton
NHL
46
17
8
25
30
 
20
2
3
5
6
1990-91
Edmonton
NHL
73
20
20
40
34
 
18
3
6
9
25
1991-92
Edmonton
NHL
68
11
18
29
62
 
15
1
3
4
10
1992-93
Edmonton
NHL
65
11
12
23
30
 
--
--
--
--
--
1993-94
Quebec
NHL
31
6
6
12
8
 
--
--
--
--
--
 
Vancouver
NHL
33
8
8
16
26
 
24
5
4
9
14
1994-95
Vancouver
NHL
46
13
10
23
36
 
3
0
1
1
0
1995-96
Vancouver
NHL
81
30
26
56
59
 
6
1
1
2
12
1996-97
Vancouver
NHL
74
35
33
68
42
 
--
--
--
--
--
1997-98
Vancouver
NHL
24
4
4
8
10
 
--
--
--
--
--
 
Carolina
NHL
40
12
14
26
30
 
--
--
--
--
--
1998-99
Carolina
NHL
76
13
15
28
67
 
6
0
3
3
2
1999-00
Carolina
NHL
81
14
16
30
40
 
--
--
--
--
--
2000-01
Carolina
NHL
79
23
29
52
59
 
6
0
1
1
6
2001-02
Carolina
NHL
72
13
16
29
30
 
23
3
4
7
10
2002-03
Calgary
NHL
81
21
31
52
51
 
--
--
--
--
--
2003-04
Calgary
NHL
76
17
18
35
70
 
26
8
7
15
35
2004-05

HC Lugano

Swiss
1
0
0
0
0
 
5
0
1
1
2
 
Morges
Swiss-2
41
37
21
58
81
 
4
2
2
4
24
2005-06
Florida
NHL
82
17
24
41
80
 
--
--
--
--
--
2006-07
Florida
NHL
82
14
30
44
36
 
--
--
--
--
--
 

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