MONTREAL – Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75.
The team reported Tremblay's death on Wednesday. He played his entire nine-year career with Montreal, scoring 168 goals and adding 162 assists over 509 regular-season games.
An exceptional skater known for his contributions on both ends of the ice, Tremblay helped Montreal reach the Stanley Cups in 1965-66 and 1968-69. Injuries and asthma sidelined him, and he was forced to retire at 31.
Tremblay had a 30-year career as a hockey analyst. He was awarded the Hockey Hall of Fame's Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for broadcasting excellence in 2002.