On the heels of the Buffalo Sabres celebrating their Golden Season, "the franchise" is now 70!
Gilbert Perreault was born in Victoriaville, Quebec on November 13, 1950.
Amazing, elusive, dazzling, graceful, beautiful, bowlegged, gifted, and superstar are but a few of the words often used to describe him.
"He was also the funniest hockey player I ever met," said Sabres Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret. "But two words can sum up his style and substance on the ice: Très Magnifique!"
As the first overall selection in the NHL Draft, Perreault became a Sabre on June 11, 1970.
The numbers are simply a part (albeit a large part) of his incredible story. Here are 70 reasons to celebrate No. 11's 70th: