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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 7--Gilles Marotte

Gilles Marotte

Nicknamed Cap'n Crunch.

The Montreal native was a junior standout with the OHA's Niagara Falls Flyers before joining the parent Boston Bruins early in the 1965-66 season. Defenceman Gilles Marotte played over 800 NHL games for five different clubs in the 1960s and '70s and 73 WHA games for two different clubs. He was a fine playmaker who could work the point on the power play and handle the rough going in his own end.

In May 1967, he was part of one of the biggest trades in Bruins history as one of three players sent to Chicago in the deal where Boston acquired Phil Esposito.

                                                             GP   G   A   TP   PIM               
  WHA Totals                         73    3   20   23   76
    NHL Totals                        808   56  265  321  919

Marotte died in 2005 of pancreatic cancer.

Received these blue ink signed cards TTM.

Received this black sharpie signed card IP.

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