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Gilles Villemure
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Villemure in 1976
Born May 30, 1940 (1940-05-30) (age 79)
Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for WHL
Vancouver Canucks
AHL
Baltimore Clippers
Buffalo Bisons
NHL
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1963–1977

Gilles Villemure (born May 30, 1940, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks in the 1960s and 1970s.

Awards

  • Shared the Vezina Trophy in 1971 with Eddie Giacomin.
  • Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game in 1971, 1972 and 1973.
  • Won the AHL Hap Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against) and named First Team All-Star in 1969 and 1970.
  • Won the AHL's Les Cunningham Award for most valuable player in 1969 and 1970.
  • Won Rookie of the Year honors and named Second Team All-Star in the WHL in 1963.
  • Named to the WHL's First All-Star Team in 1966.
  • Named to the AHL's Second All-Star Team in 1967.

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