Gilbert Perreault is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League (NHL). Born on November 13, 1950, in Victoriaville, Quebec, Perreault was known for his incredible skill, speed, and playmaking abilities.
Perreault was the first overall pick in the 1970 NHL Draft and became the cornerstone of the Buffalo Sabres franchise. He played for the Sabres from the team's inaugural season in 1970 through the 1986-1987 season. He was an incredibly talented center who could score goals and create opportunities for his teammates.
During his illustrious NHL career, Gilbert Perreault earned numerous accolades, including multiple All-Star selections. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990. Perreault's impact on the Sabres and the game of hockey in Buffalo is immeasurable, and he remains an iconic figure in the sport's history.