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Gilles Marotte

Gilles Marotte  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: June 7, 1945
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 205
Shoots: Left
QJHL First All-Star Team (1963) OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1965) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1973) Traded to Chicago by Boston with Jack Norris and Pit Martin for Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield, May 15, 1967. Traded to Los Angeles by Chicago with Jim Stanfield and Denis DeJordy for Bryan Campbell, Bill White and Gerry Desjardins, February 20, 1970. Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles with Real Lemieux for Sheldon Kannegiesser, Mike Murphy and Tom Williams, November 30, 1973. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from NY Rangers, October 12, 1976. WHA rights traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for cash, July, 1976. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) with Blaine Stoughton for Bryon Baltimore and Hugh Harris, January, 1978.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense