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Tom Gilbert

34-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 202   DOB: 1/10/1983   BORN: Bloomington, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #129 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers of Germany's DEL in July of 2017.

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Gilbert reached a deal with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers of Germany's DEL on Friday, theScore reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 23 12 1 5 6 -1 0 13 7.7 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 24 82 13 20 33 -6 20 98 13.3 1 0 3 0 3
2008-09 25 82 5 40 45 6 26 107 4.7 1 0 22:00 2 14 16 2:55 47 136
2009-10 26 82 5 26 31 -10 16 98 5.1 0 1 22:25 1 7 8 3:00 55 165
2010-11 27 NHL EDM 79 6 20 26 -14 32 106 5.7 0 0 24:30 3 7 10 3:00 69 172
2011-12 28 NHL EDM 47 3 14 17 -3 12 50 6.0 1 0 22:49 2 4 6 2:06 54 76
2011-12 28 NHL MIN 20 0 5 5 -5 8 22 0.0 0 0 27:01 0 0 0 2:55 11 39
2012-13 29 NHL MIN 43 3 10 13 -11 18 36 8.3 0 0 19:19 1 3 4 1:37 24 57
2013-14 30 NHL FLA 73 3 25 28 -5 18 93 3.2 1 0 21:20 2 4 6 2:13 59 95
2014-15 31 NHL MON 72 4 8 12 10 30 70 5.7 0 0 19:20 0 0 0 0:46 55 164
2015-16 32 NHL MON 45 1 1 2 3 12 36 2.8 0 0 16:52 0 0 0 0:09 29 88
2016-17 33 NHL LA 18 1 4 5 -4 6 12 8.3 0 0 15:27 0 1 1 1:34 10 28

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2015-16 16:52 0:09 1:50
2016-17 15:27 1:34 1:08

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Tom Gilbert: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Kings traded Gilbert to the Capitals on Wednesday for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2017, and he'll start out with AHL Hershey.

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Gilbert was placed on waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

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Gilbert hasn't dressed in 11 straight contests and has seen action in just nine of the Kings' last 20 games since returning from a three-game suspension in November.

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Gilbert has served his three game suspension, and is eligible to return to the Kings' lineup for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, TSN 690's Amanda Stein reports.

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Gilbert was suspended by the league for three games Thursday for boarding Nick Ritchie during a 4-0 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday night, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

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Gilbert picked up an assist while skating 15:06 during Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory in Dallas.

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Gilbert was benched for Friday's home game against the Flyers, NHL.com reports.

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Gilbert (knee) signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Kings on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

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Gilbert had surgery on his left knee Wednesday and is expected to need six months to recover.

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Gilbert will undergo left knee surgery and miss the remainder of the season, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

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Gilbert (lower body) won't play in Monday's game against the Predators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Gilbert (lower body) did not participate in Sunday's practice, the Montreal Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

After two poor seasons in Montreal, Gilbert signed on to help out the Kings’ back end this season. He’s a low-end point producer even by blue-line standards and appears ticketed for a third-pairing role with near-zero power-play time, so there’s precious little fantasy appeal here.

2014-15

Playing alongside Brian Campbell in Florida, Gilbert generated a market for himself in 2013-14 after scoring 28 points in 73 games with the Panthers before his season ended early due to a sports hernia. He's averged 22:22 a night in nine NHL seasons, but is an atrocious minus-49. He's not a shutdown defender, but will give the Canadiens more of an offensive bent than the recently departed Josh Gorges. He's expected to suit up as one of the top-six defensemen every game.

2012-13

Another Minnesota native on the Wild, Gilbert came over at last February’s trade deadline after several seasons with the Oilers. Gilbert will likely get an opportunity for power-play time alongside Ryan Suter, but just remember his numbers have declined the last three seasons. Since his 45-point campaign in 2008-09, he has posted seasons of 31, 26 and 22 points, and he managed just 72 shots on goal last season. Was that a erosion in skill or a function of porous team defense in the Oil Patch? One can only assume that Gilbert’s numbers have no where to go but up, but much of the upside for the soon-to-be 30-year-old is gone. Expect somewhere between 25-30 points and consider any more to be gravy.

2011-12

Gilbert had a breakout season in 2007-08 with 13 goals and followed up with 40 assists the year after, but he has yet to come close to either number the past two seasons. Like so many of the Oilers, Gilbert seems to have stagnated in his progression. He is likely to anchor the Oilers second defensive pairing and still could see time on the power play as, outside of Ryan Whitney, the Oil don't have another offensively gifted d-man.

2010-11

Since Gilbert's breakout season in 2007-08, where he had 13 goals and 33 points, he hasn't come anywhere near denting the twine as much, potting only 10 goals in the past two seasons. He has turned into an assist machine with 66 over the same time period, however. Gilbert is only 27 years of age and his best seasons may still be ahead of him, but he is not among the elite defensemen in the NHL and can probably be had pretty late in your draft.

2009-10

Gilbert only potted five goals last season, a disppointing total when you consider he had 13 the season before, but he add 40 assists and is quickly becoming one of the better playmaking defensemen in the NHL. What's even better for fantasy owners is that he is flying pretty far under the radar and could be of great value later on in your drafts.

2008-09

Gilbert played an average of over 22 minutes per game on the blue line for Edmonton. Gilbert finished second among rookie defensemen in scoring with 33 points (13 goals). Pretty impressive totals and should only get better with experience.

2007-08

Gilbert doesn't boast huge upside offensively, but has all the makings of a solid, two-way blue liner for the Oilers. Unfortunately, the team has a surplus of defensemen, and with his two-way contract, Gilbert may be a victim of the numbers game in 2007-08. Keep an eye on his performance in camp.

2006-07

Gilbert is coming off four years at the University of Wisconsin. He is a solid, two-way defender in that he can put up points, but does not shy away from physical play. Future top four defenseman, but needs time in the AHL to develop.