Claude Verret

Claude Verret (born April 20, 1963) is a former professional ice hockey centre. He was drafted in the eighth round, 163rd overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.

Claude Verret
Born (1963-04-20) April 20, 1963 (age 57)
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 163rd overall, 1982
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1983–1999

BiographyEdit

Verret was born in Lachine, Quebec. As a youth, he played in the 1975 and 1976 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Beauport, Quebec.[1]

In the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he tallied 462 points in 200 games over three seasons with the Trois-Rivières Draveurs, winning the Jean Beliveau Trophy in 1981–82 as the league's leading scorer. He scored another 183 points in 141 games during his first two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Sabres' farm club, the Rochester Americans, and won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award in 1983–84 as the league's top rookie.

Despite this success at the junior and minor league levels, Verret did not make much impact in the National Hockey League. He played in just fourteen games with the Sabres, eleven in 1983–84 and three in 1984–85. He scored two goals and added five assists.

Verret began playing in Europe in 1987, spending many seasons playing in France and Switzerland before retiring in 1999.

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 Sainte-Foy Couillard QMAAA 38 13 11 24 4 6 3 2 5 0
1979–80 Sainte-Foy Gouverneurs QMAAA 38 29 47 76 8 12 4 8 12 0
1980–81 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 68 39 73 112 4 19 13 24 37 7
1981–82 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 64 54 108 162 14 23 13 35 48 4
1982–83 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 68 73 115 188 20 4 3 6 9 4
1983–84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 2 5 7 2
1983–84 Rochester Americans AHL 65 39 51 90 4 18 5 9 14 4
1984–85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Rochester Americans AHL 76 40 53 93 12 5 2 5 7 0
1985–86 Rochester Americans AHL 52 19 32 51 14
1986–87 EHC Kloten NDA 1 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 1 2
1986–87 Rochester Americans AHL 36 13 12 25 2 8 3 3 6 0
1987–88 HC Rouen FRA 28 29 36 65 20
1988–89 HC Rouen FRA 38 48 58 106 6 5 7 9 16 4
1989–90 HC Rouen FRA 31 31 35 66 4 4 2 2 4 0
1990–91 HC Rouen FRA 28 19 37 56 4 9 7 14 21 0
1991–92 Français Volants FRA.2 14 16 9 25 36
1992–93 HC Rouen FRA 31 40 43 83 6
1993–94 HC Rouen FRA 8 4 17 21 12 4 2 6 8 0
1993–94 Lausanne HC CHE.2 19 18 19 37 6 13 11 10 21 4
1994–95 Lausanne HC CHE.2 36 44 45 89 6 11 10 20 30 6
1995–96 Lausanne HC NDA 19 10 8 18 2
1996–97 Genève-Servette HC CHE.2 42 31 45 76 6
1997–98 Genève-Servette HC CHE.2 40 23 46 69 16
1998–99 Lausanne HC CHE.2 23 13 24 37 12 1 0 2 2 0
1999–2000 Lausanne HC CHE.2 32 17 29 46 8 3 0 2 2 0
AHL totals 229 111 148 259 32 31 10 17 27 4
FRA totals 164 171 226 397 52 22 18 31 49 4
CHE.2 totals 192 146 208 354 54 28 21 34 55 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-11.

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Preceded by
Inaugural winner
Winner of the Michel Bergeron Trophy
1980–81
Succeeded by
Sylvain Turgeon
Preceded by
Jean-François Sauvé
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy
1980–81 and 1981–82
Succeeded by
Pat LaFontaine
Preceded by
Dale Hawerchuk
Winner of the Jean Beliveau Trophy
1981–82
Succeeded by
Pat LaFontaine
Preceded by
Mitch Lamoureux
Winner of the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
1983–84
Succeeded by
Steve Thomas