Doug Gilmour Doug Gilmour
will be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday night. (Photo: Getty Images)
just wanted to survive.
Winning the Stanley Cup, producing a 127-point season, winning the hearts of everyone in Toronto, getting the call from the Hall -- it was all part in parcel to Gilmour's plain and simple goal of surviving to play another game in the NHL.
"I just look back and say I can't believe I lasted that long," Gilmour told NHL.com.
Gilmour, all 5-feet, 10 inches and 175 pounds of him, made his lasting power matter, finishing his career with 1,414 regular-season points on 450 goals and 964 assists in 1,656 career games. He's 12th all-time in assists and 17th in points. He added 60 goals and 128 assists for 188 points in 182 playoff games.
Monday night he'll be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame with 2011 classmates Joe Nieuwendyk
, Ed Belfour
and Mark Howe
. Gilmour won the Stanley Cup in 1989 with Nieuwendyk and was teammates with Nieuwendyk and Belfour in Toronto.