Brent Bilodeau (born March 23, 1973) is a retired American-Canadian ice hockey defenseman. He was drafted in the first round (17th overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens while a member of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League.
March 27, 1973|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
Saint John Flames
Kansas City Blades
Las Vegas Thunder
San Antonio Dragons
San Francisco Spiders
17th overall, 1991|
A primarily defensive defenseman, his game was thought to suit Montreal's style of play of the time, but he never played a single game for the Canadiens or any other NHL team. He is the only first round draftee of the 1991 draft not to have played any games in the NHL. He played in minor-pro hockey leagues until he retired as a member of the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL after the 2004–05 season.
Shortly after his retirement, Bilodeau entered coaching. He started his coaching his career as an assistant with the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers for three years before becoming the head coach of the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League in 2008. He was also an assistant coach for the Tri-City Americans, from 2009–2012.
Bilodeau was born in Dallas, Texas while his father Yvon was a member of the CHL's Dallas Black Hawks. He learned how to skate at age two and started playing hockey at age five. His father Yvon was a former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick, selected in the 6th round (78th overall) in the 1971 NHL Entry Draft and his uncle Bob was a former Atlanta Flames draft pick, selected in the ninth round (133rd overall) in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft.
|1995–96||San Francisco Spiders||IHL||65||3||4||7||123||4||1||0||1||2|
|1996–97||Saint John Flames||AHL||24||2||1||3||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||San Antonio Dragons||IHL||48||4||7||11||178||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Las Vegas Thunder||IHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Las Vegas Thunder||IHL||15||0||1||1||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Kansas City Blades||IHL||48||3||12||15||148||5||0||0||0||4|
|1998–99||Kansas City Blades||IHL||35||0||4||4||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Wichita Thunder||2008–09||64||20||41||3||43||4th in Northwest||–||–||–||Missed Playoffs|
- Tony Uminski (June 28, 2008). "Congrats All Over Hockey". My San Antonio. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- NHL.com: Brent Bilodeau Profile
- "1991 NHL Entry Draft". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
- Jordan, Matt (June 19, 2008). "Bilodeau heads Thunder". Johnstown Tribune-Democrat.[permanent dead link]
- 1990 NHL Draft, Brent Bilodeau interview
- Steve Turcotte (January 29, 1991). "Seattle Thunderbirds -- Brent Bilodeau -- Thunderbird Defenseman Hurting Everywhere But In The NHL Draft". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- "Bilodeaus Enjoying Life In Johnstown". ECHL. January 8, 2005. Archived from the original on May 12, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick