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Gilles Lupien
Born April 20, 1954(1954-04-20),
Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec, Canada
Died May 18 2021 (aged 67),
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Montreal Canadiens
Pittsburgh Penguins
Hartford Whalers
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 1974
Montreal Canadiens
WHA Draft 71st overall, 1974
Toronto Toros
Playing career 1971–1982

Joseph Leonard Gilles Lupien (April 20, 1954 – May 18, 2021) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played five seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Hartford Whalers from 1977 to 1982. After retiring, he became a sports agent, businessman, and was an owner of the Longueuil Chevaliers and the Victoriaville Tigres.

He played for the Quebec Remparts, Montreal Red White and Blue, and the Sherbrooke Castors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1971 to 1974. The Montreal Canadiens picked him 33rd overall in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs from 1974 to 1977, winning the Calder Cup in 1975-76 and 1976-77.

Lupien started his career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1977. He also played with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Hartford Whalers. Lupien won two Stanley Cups with Montreal in 1978 and 1979. He retired in 1982.

He played in 226 NHL games, scoring 5 goals and 25 assists while serving 416 penalty minutes. In 25 playoff games (all with Montreal) Lupien had no points and 21 penalty minutes.

Gilles was one of professional hockey's top agents, representing such stars as Martin Brodeur, Steve Bernier, and Roberto Luongo.

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