Benoît Mondou

Benoît Mondou (born May 3, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for HC La Chaux-de-Fonds of the Swiss-B league. He was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round (247th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Benoît Mondou
Born (1985-05-03) May 3, 1985 (age 36)
Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Swiss-B team HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
Played for AHL
Lowell Devils
ECHL
Trenton Devils
Europe
EC VSV (Aust)
NHL Draft 247th overall, 2003
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2006–2010

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Mondou as born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. He played Major junior hockey in the QMJHL with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and Shawinigan Cataractes. During the 2001–02 QMJHL season, Mondou was an offensive force with the Drakkar, scoring 70 points to set the team's single season for most points by a rookie. That same season he won the Michel Bergeron Trophy as the QMJHL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, the RDS Cup as the QMJHL's overall Rookie of the Year, and was named to the QMJHL's All-Rookie team.

He joined the Cataractes midway during the 2002–03 season. Between the two teams he was able to post respectable numbers during his second year, scoring 11 goals and 62 points in 60 games. On June 21, 2003, Mondou was selected in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft as a late round pick (247th overall) of the Boston Bruins.

Mondou's showed his offensive abilities again during the 2003–04 QMJHL season when he led the Cataractes in scoring with 95 points (5th best in the QMJHL). That year he was awarded the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy (most sportsmanlike player in the QMJHL) and also won the CHL Sportsman of the Year award.

ProfessionalEdit

The Boston Bruins failed to sign Mondou to a contract, and on July 24, 2006 the New Jersey Devils signed the free agent to a minor league contract and assigned him to play the 2006–07season with the Trenton Devils in the ECHL.[1]

Mondou broke into the AHL the following year, playing 51 games for the Lowell Devils during the 2007–08 AHL season.

The 2006–07 season began with promise, but after just 12 games in the AHL Mondou was again assigned to play in the ECHL. On December 30, 2008, after just five games with Trenton, Mondou signed with EC VSV to finish the 2008–09 season in the Austrian hockey league.[2]

Mondou moved to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland for the 2009–10 season to play for HC La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Swiss-B league. He continues to play for this team in the 2015-16 season.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 64 25 45 70 36 5 1 5 6 4
2002–03 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 25 5 16 21 12
2002–03 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 35 6 35 41 21 9 3 8 11 8
2003–04 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 68 34 61 95 32 10 4 9 13 2
2004–05 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 57 16 43 59 44 4 2 3 5 9
2005–06 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 59 46 52 98 57 8 5 4 9 6
2006–07 Trenton Titans ECHL 62 25 31 56 36 5 2 1 3 6
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 51 11 18 29 14
2007–08 Trenton Titans ECHL 3 4 1 5 2
2008–09 Lowell Devils AHL 12 1 0 1 6
2008–09 Trenton Titans ECHL 5 0 0 0 2
2008–09 EC VSV Aust 15 8 7 15 10
2009–10 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-B 46 32 42 74 14
2010-11 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-B 42 33 34 67 36
2011-12 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-B 30 10 26 36 18
2011-12 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss-A 1 1 0 0 0
2012-13 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-B 44 32 28 60 10
2013-14 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-B 28 17 19 36 18
2014-15 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-B 11 4 5 9 2
2015-16 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-B 5 2 2 4 2
AHL Totals 63 12 18 30 20
ECHL Totals 70 29 32 61 40 5 2 1 3 6

AwardsEdit

QMJHL
Award Year(s)
RDS Cup 2001–02
QMJHL All-Rookie Team 2001–02[2]
Michel Bergeron Trophy 2001–02[2]
Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy 2003–04[2]
CHL
Award Year(s)
CHL Sportsman of the Year 2003-04[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benoit Mondou Stats and News".
  2. ^ a b c d e http://forecaster.thehockeynews.com/hockeynews/hockey/player.cgi?2822

External linksEdit