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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

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL