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Born September 2, 1963 (1963-09-02) (age 46),
Summerside, PEI, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Pro clubs Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 107th overall, 1981
Detroit Red Wings
Career 1984 – 1995

Gerard "Spud" Gallant (born September 2, 1963 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former NHL player.

Gallant was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, sixth round, one-hundred seventh overall.

He scored 211 goals in 615 games as a leftwinger for the Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning. He also scored 18 playoff goals. His nickname is a shortened form of a nickname his older brother used for him: "Turkey".

Despite his smaller stature (5'10, 180 lbs), Gallant was known as a power forward during his time with the Red Wings. He was a team leader, and served as an alternate captain alongside either Bob Probert, Rick Zombo, or Steve Chiasson. During the late 1980s, Gallant was a fixture on the Red Wings top line alongside Steve Yzerman.

Gallant was named to the NHL All Star Second Team for the 1988-89 NHL season.

He was the head coach of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets before being fired on Monday, November 13, 2006.

Gallant was an assistant coach for the New York Islanders during the 2007-08 season.

On Friday, April 24, 2009, Gerard was named head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.

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Coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
CBJ 2003–04 45 16 24 4 1 (62) 4th in Central Missed playoffs
CBJ 2005–06 82 35 43 4 74 3rd in Central Missed playoffs
CBJ 2006–07 15 5 9 1 (73) 4th in Central (fired)
Total 142 56 76 4 6

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