Dennis Gilbert (ice hockey)
Born (1996-10-30)October 30, 1996,
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Chicago Blackhawks
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
NHL Draft 91st overall, 2015
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2018–present

Dennis Gilbert (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Blackhawks, 90th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Gilbert played junior hockey with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres in the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League (USHL) before he was selected in the third round, 90th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

He played collegiate hockey for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame originally of the Hockey East.[1]

In his sophomore season with the Fighting Irish in 2016–17, Gilbert helped guide Notre Dame to the Frozen Four and was announced as the Hockey East's Best Defensive Defenseman and a Hockey East Third Team All-Star.

Gilbert concluded his collegiate career following his junior season with the Fighting Irish in the 2017–18 season, turning professional by signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on April 14, 2018.[2]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 St. Joseph's Collegiate USHS 27 4 5 9 2
2012–13 St. Joseph's Collegiate USHS 28 12 8 20 21
2013–14 Buffalo Jr. Sabres OJHL 35 4 13 17 36 10 0 3 3 8
2014–15 Chicago Steel USHL 59 4 23 27 89
2015–16 Notre Dame HE 37 2 8 10 34
2016–17 Notre Dame HE 40 0 22 22 22
2017–18 Notre Dame B1G 39 4 6 10 16
2018–19 Rockford IceHogs AHL 63 5 9 14 67
2018–19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2019–20 Rockford IceHogs AHL 30 1 6 7 46
2019–20 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 21 1 2 3 38
NHL totals 22 1 2 3 40

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
USHL
All-Rookie Team 2015
College
HE Best Defensive Defenseman 2017
HE Third All-Star Team 2017

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Steven Santini
Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
2016–17
Succeeded by
Casey Fitzgerald


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