Gelinas also played for the Quebec Nordiques, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Nashville Predators and Florid Panthers. He racked up 309 goals, 351 assists and 660 points in 1273 games from 1988-2008.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, seventh overall in 1988, Gelinas was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in the most controversial trade in sports history–the one that saw Wayne Gretzky move from Edmonton to Los Angeles.
Gelinas also scored four very memorable goals in his playing career. In 2002, he scored the game winning goal in game six of the Eastern Conference Final for the Carolina Hurricanes as they eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Then in 2004, Gelinas scored three series clinching goals for the Calgary Flames as they went on to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Gelinas’s first two series clinching goals in 2004 came in overtime against the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks respectively.
Gelinas does have front office experience. In 2009-10, he was the Predators’ Director of Player Development.
The Flames did retain goaltending coach Clint Malarchuk, not surprising because of how stellar Miikka Kiprusoff was a year ago.