September 19, 1970|
Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
81st overall, 1990|
Gilbert Marc Dionne (born September 19, 1970) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played six seasons in the National Hockey League from 1990–91 until 1995–96. He is the younger brother of Hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne, who is nineteen years his senior. He now resides in Tavistock, Ontario with his wife and 5 children.
Following a solid first season with the Montreal affiliate Federicton in 1990-91, he was brought up to the Canadiens for two regular season games.
He returned to Federicton for the start of 1991-92 and scored 46pts in 29 games prompting Montreal to being Dionne back to the parent team part way through the 1991–92 NHL season. After scoring 21 goals and 34 points in only 39 games, and another 7 points in 11 playoff games he would end up being named in the NHL All-Rookie Team.
He played a few games with Federicton the following 1992-93 season scoring 7 points in 3 games, but was soon called up and appeared in 75 games for Montreal scoring 48 points. More significantly he was a valuable contributor in the play-offs with 12 points in 20 matches as the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup.
The following 93-94 season he stayed with Montreal, but after a bright start his scoring trailed off and he found himself a healthy scratch in several games, and two play off.
The following season started quietly, and Dionne struggled to make the ice on a regular basis. With the Canadiens struggling to keep pace for a play-off slot they entered into a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers. The deal saw Mark Recchi join Montreal along with a draft pick, while the Flyers gained defensemen Eric Desjardins, and power forward John Leclair along with Dionne.
Hus Flyers career saw him suit up 20 times in the first season and manage 6 assists, but he soon lost his regular position and found himself fighting to stay on the lower order lines. After being waived the following season he played for a short while for the Florida Panthers affiliate the Carolina Monarchs where he was again prolific, but found opportunities back in the NHL lacking.
Overall, he played 223 career NHL games, scoring 61 goals and 79 assists for 140 points.
Sent down to the minor leagues thereafter, he remained a minor league star, playing seven more seasons in the American Hockey League and International Hockey League before closing out his professional career with two seasons in Germany.
His jersey number (21) was retired by the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL on December 2, 2006, in recognition of "Gilbert Dionne Day". He played four seasons for the Cyclones, then in the International Hockey League, leading the team in scoring twice and being the franchise's second leading career scorer behind Don Biggs.
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