Rod Gilbert : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Rod Gilbert was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Rod Gilbert : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
Rod Gilbert
  Bio
Name Rod Gilbert
Birthdate ( Age) 1 July 1941
Died 22 August 2021
Place of Birth Montreal, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Judy Christy (m. 1991–2021)
Children Chantal, Justin, Holly, and Brooke
Parents Malcolm Gilbert, Norma Gilbert
Profession Canadian professional ice hockey forward
Net Worth $4 million
Last Update August 2021

Rodrigue Gabriel Gilbert was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played his entire career for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played right wing on the GAG line (Goal-a-Game Line) with Vic Hadfield and Jean Ratelle.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982, and was the first player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired. Gilbert worked for the New York Rangers organization after his playing career.

Early Life and Family

Gilbert was born in Montreal on July 1, 1941.He grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens.He played three seasons for the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1957 to 1960.In his final year with the team, Gilbert slipped on some garbage strewn on the ice and fell back into the boards, breaking a vertebra in his back and temporarily paralyzing him.Corrective surgery went awry and led to hemorrhaging in his leg, and doctors feared amputation would be necessary, but Gilbert recovered.

Rod Gilbert Wife

Gilbert married Judith Christy in 1991, in a ceremony conducted by New York mayor David Dinkins. Together, they had four children: Chantal, Justin, Holly, and Brooke.Gilbert was one of ten athletes who were featured in American artist Andy Warhol's 1979 Athlete Series of paintings, which featured prominent sports figures from the 1970s. Others in the series include O. J. Simpson, Chris Evert, and Pelé.

Rod Gilbert Net Worth

Rodrigue Gabriel Gilbert was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played his entire career for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey Leaguewho has an estimated Net Worth of between $4 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

After finishing his junior career with the Guelph Royals, Gilbert joined the Rangers near the end of the 1960–61 NHL season. He soon became popular with the Rangers' fans, and he rose in prominence as an NHL star. However, it was not without pain. In 1965–66, his career was nearly derailed when he went through a second spinal fusion operation.This surgery was performed by Dr. Kazuo Yanagisawa. 

Gilbert was out of action for half a season, but he bounced back in 1966–67 and scored 28 goals.On February 24, 1968, he scored four goals in a game against the Montreal Canadiens. The Ratelle-Hadfield-Gilbert line, called the GAG line, proved formidable for years. He played with Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union. He won the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1976 for his perseverance over his back troubles.

At the beginning of the 1977–78 NHL season, Gilbert and Rangers' General Manager John Ferguson got into a contract dispute.He would retire after the season, his nineteenth in the NHL. His number 7 was retired by the Rangers on October 14, 1979, the first number to be retired by the team.

After retiring from professional hockey, Gilbert opened his own restaurant 'Gilbert's' on Third Avenue near 75th street in Manhattan.He subsequently worked for Fundamental Brokers on Wall Street, assiting the company in opening a branch in his hometown of Montreal. He went back to the Rangers organization in August 1989. There, he acted as director of special projects and community relations representative, as well as president of its alumni association.

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