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.