Rod Gilbert

Gilbert in 2004, photo by Anthony Correia/

Birth Name: Rodrigue Gabriel Gilbert

Date of Birth: July 1, 1941

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Death: August 19, 2021

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: French-Canadian

Rod Gilbert was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was a forward. He played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the New York Rangers. Rod was nicknamed “Mr. Ranger.”

Rod was the son of Alma and Gabriel Gilbert. He was married to Judith Christy, with whom he had four children.

Rod’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Gilbert Dupuis.

Rod’s paternal grandmother was named Asperie Mercier.

Rod’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Bisson (the son of Jean-Baptiste Bisson and Marie Louise Bedard).

Rod’s maternal grandmother was Melanie Mercier (the daughter of Job Mercier and Obeline Gagne). Melanie was born in Chaudiere-Appalaches Region, Québec. Job was the son of Job Mercier and Marguerite Cloutier.

Source: Genealogy of Rod’s maternal grandmother, Melanie (Mercier) Bisson –

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