From early on Gaston could skate like the wind was at his back. His blueline mobility made him a bluechip prospect wherever he played. As a member of the Montreal Canadiens, he humbly slipped into the dressing room to apprentice with the likes of Robinson, Gainey, Lafleur and Shutt. But four seasons into his dream, he was dealt to the rival Maple Leafs where he toiled for several years before a return gig in Montreal. In 1986, Gingras reached the peak of his career, winning his first and only Stanley Cup as the Canadiens ousted the Flames in five games. Gingras rounded out his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues before heading to Europe to play for five seasons in Switzerland and Italy.