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Martin Gelinas

Martin Gelinas  #23

Left Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: June 5, 1970
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Shawinigan, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: LAK / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1988) QMJHL - Offensive Rookie of the Year (1988) Canadian Major Junior - Rookie of the Year (1988) George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (1988) Traded to Edmonton by Los Angeles with Jimmy Carson and Los Angeles' 1st round choices in 1989 (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Jason Miller), 1991 (Martin Rucinsky) and 1993 (Nick Stajduhar) Entry Drafts and cash for Wayne Gretzky, Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley, August 9, 1988. Traded to Quebec by Edmonton with Edmonton's 6th round choice (Nicholas Checco) in 1993 Entry Draft for Scott Pearson, June 20, 1993. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Quebec, January 15, 1994. Traded to Carolina by Vancouver with Kirk McLean for Sean Burke, Geoff Sanderson and Enrico Ciccone, January 3, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 2, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Morges (Swiss-2), September 23, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), February 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), November 4, 2008.
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