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Tom Gilbert | Defenseman

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
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Tom Gilbert had sports hernia surgery on Thursday, so he's done for the rest of the season.
He notched three goals and 28 points in 73 games with the Panthers. He was a pleasant surprise in Florida after earning a spot on the club from a professional tryout during training camp. Mar 27 - 6:31 PM

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Tom Gilbert could be one of many Florida Panthers who will be traded once the NHL is back in full swing following the Olympics.

The Panthers are 15th in the 16-team Eastern Confernce and really have no chance to make the playoffs. Players who are on one-year contracts such as Gilbert, Marcel Goc, Tim Thomas, Scott Gomez, Brad Boyes and defenseman Mike Weaver could be on the move. Stay tuned.
Feb 8 - 11:01 AM

Tom Gilbert provided Florida with a rare power-play goal in Tuesday's win over Toronto.

He opened the scoring in an eventual 4-1 victory. Florida received the only two power plays of the contest. The Panthers still own the league's worst power play with just 17 goals on 183 opportunities.
Feb 5 - 7:03 AM

Tom Gilbert will enter Thursday's action in a three-way tie for Florida's scoring lead.

Gilbert has two goals and 22 assists for 24 points in 53 games, which ties him with rookie Aleksander Barkov and Brad Boyes for the club lead. "It's one of those things, pucks are going in when you touch them," said Gilbert. "I'm getting minutes. ...I'm making things simple, just getting the puck to the net." He racked up 45 points with the Edmonton Oilers in 2008-09 and he's on pace to get between 35-40 points this campaign. .
Jan 30 - 9:44 AM

Tom Gilbert collected two assists in Florida's 5-4 shootout win over Detroit on Sunday.

He has picked up two helpers in each of his last three games. Gilbert has 24 points in 52 contests this season, which surprisingly has him tied him for the club lead. He has been a good addition for Florida after he joined the team on a professional tryout at training camp.
Jan 27 - 10:06 AM

Tom Gilbert earned two assists Friday night to give him five points in his past four games for the Panthers.

Although the veteran blueliner is having his best offensive season in five years, he does not warrant much fantasy buzz playing on a poor Panthers' squad.
Jan 24 - 10:07 PM

Tom Gilbert collected a pair of assists in Florida's 4-3 win against Buffalo.

His shot was deflected by Sean Bergenheim in the first period and he earned another helper in the second on Nick Bjugstad's game winner. Gilbert now has 20 points in 50 games this campaign.
Jan 22 - 7:03 AM

Defenseman Tom Gilbert registered a goal and an assist for the Panthers in a 4-2 win over Ottawa on Thursday.

The underrated blueliner is a better player than his numbers would have you believe, but his fantasy prospects are nothing to write home about. Aleksander Barkov, Jimmy Hayes and Tomas Kopecky also found the back of the net in the Florida win.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Tom Gilbert recorded three assists in Florida's 4-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

That gives Gilbert seven assists in 21 games this season. Those numbers are obviously skewed a bit by Saturday's performance and we don't expect him to have much fantasy value in standard leagues in 2013-14.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Tom Gilbert will face the Minnesota Wild Saturday night.

He was bought out by the Wild in July and signed with Florida after attending training camp on a professional tryout. "It's one of those things you can't control, so you make the most of it, you start off fresh again, you work hard trying to find a spot to play and fortunately for me it worked out in Florida," said Gilbert. He has two assists and 13 blocks in eight games this season.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 02:05:00 PM

Tom Gilbert has signed with the Florida Panthers after attending camp on a professional tryout.

It's believed to be a one-year contract worth about $1 million. Gilbert had 13 points, 57 blocks and a minus-11 rating in 43 games with the Minnesota Wild last year.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Tom Gilbert is trying to prove that he can make the Florida Panthers during his professional tryout.

Coach Kevin Dineen has been impressed with what he's seen so far. "He's got a really good disposition about him," Dineen said after Monday's practice. "More than anything, he's got a very low panic point. He is very smooth and poised out there. He doesn't get rattled under a lot of pressure in the middle of a game. He's shown what we were hoping to see out of him, [but] and a final decision has not been made yet." Since he's playing on a tryout, Gilbert is auditioning for the rest of the league as well if something doesn't get worked out with Florida.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 07:25:00 AM

Tom Gilbert, who is in the Panthers' camp on a tryout basis, played a strong game in Friday's 4-1 loss to Dallas.

He scored the Cats' only goal and according to Florida coach Kevin Dineen played with poise alongside Brian Campbell. Dineen was impressed with Gilbert's game. A good first step for the veteran in his attempt to grab a roster spot in southern Florida.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Tom Gilbert is expected to join Florida on a tryout basis, according to ESPN and TSN Insider Pierre LeBrun.

TSN's Darren Dreger reported the story via his Twitter account with LeBrun as the source. The Panthers have reportedly been quite busy today with offers. According to multiple sources, the club will also have goaltender Tim Thomas at camp on Tuesday.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Tom Gilbert remains an unrestricted free agent with training camps set to begin next week.

He was bought out by the Minnesota Wild in July after producing 13 points and a minus-11 rating in 43 games last season. Gilbert was set to earn $3 million in 2013-14 and his cap hit was $4 million. He may have to settle for less to earn another job before the start of the regular season.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Brandon Pirri
4Scott Gomez
LW1Tomas Fleischmann
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Sean Bergenheim
4Krys Barch
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Jimmy Hayes
5Jesse Winchester
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Tom Gilbert
4Erik Gudbranson
5Ed Jovanovski
6Dylan Olsen
7Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2Dan Ellis