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Denis Gauthier

Denis Gauthier  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: October 1, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: CGY / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (20th overall)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1996) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1996) Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to hip injury vs. St. Louis, February 1, 2000. Traded to Phoenix by Calgary with Oleg Saprykin for Daymond Langkow, August 26, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix for Josh Gratton, Florida's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Cory Emerton) in 2006 Entry Draft and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Shawn Matthias) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Minnesota - Minnesota selected Jason Zucker) in 2010 Entry Draft for Patrik Hersley and Ned Lukacevic, July 1, 2008.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5