J. J. Daigneault
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Jean-Jacques Daigneault (born October 12, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He was hired as the head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2019. He also served as an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2012 until the end of the 2017–18 NHL season.
|J. J. Daigneault|
October 12, 1965|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Islanders
10th overall, 1984|
Daigneault was selected tenth overall in the first round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Daigneault is one of the most well-travelled players in NHL history. When he joined his tenth team, the Minnesota Wild, in 2000, he tied the NHL record held by Michel Petit. The record has since been broken by Mike Sillinger. Daigneault remains tied for second in the category, along with Petit and Jim Dowd.
Daigneault played for the Vancouver Canucks (1984–85 – 1985–86), Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87 – 1987–88), Montreal Canadiens (1989–90 – 1995–96), St. Louis Blues (1995–96), Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96 – 1996–97), Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97 – 1997–98), New York Islanders (1997–98), Nashville Predators (1998–99), Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99 – 1999–2000), and Minnesota Wild (2000–01). He played in the Stanley Cup finals with Philadelphia in 1987, and was a key member of the Montreal Canadiens as they won their 24th Stanley Cup in 1993.
1987 Stanley Cup FinalsEdit
Daigneault's earliest fame at the NHL level came when he scored the winning goal for the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth game of the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers. Daigneault had scored only six goals during the regular season, and, up to that point, had zero points in 8 playoff games. In 2006 this game was voted the eighth-greatest game in Philadelphia Flyers history according to fan voting.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1995–96||St. Louis Blues||NHL||37||1||3||4||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||13||2||9||11||22||11||2||7||9||16|
|1997–98||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||53||2||15||17||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||New York Islanders||NHL||18||0||6||6||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||EHC Biel-Bienne||CHE II||7||5||2||7||14||2||0||0||0||0|
|2005–2006||Phoenix RoadRunners||ECHL||Assistant coach|
|2007–2012||Hartford Wolf Pack||American Hockey League||Assistant coach|
|2012–2018||Montreal Canadiens||National Hockey League||Assistant coach|
|2018–2019||San Antonio Rampage||American Hockey League||Assistant coach|
|2019–present||Halifax Mooseheads||Quebec Major Junior Hockey League||Head coach|
Daigneault and his wife Janie have three daughters, Valerie, Gabrielle and Juliette. All three of the girls were born in a different state where Daigneault was playing at the time. The family resides in Dorval, Quebec.
- "Halifax Mooseheads Hire J.J. Daigneault as Head Coach". OurSports Central. July 9, 2019.
- "Canadiens hire Jean-Jacques Daigneault as assistant-coach". NHL.com.
- "Dominique Ducharme named assistant coach with the Canadiens". NHL.com.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-13.
- "Flyers Victory Over Boston to Clinch First Stanley Cup Named Greatest Game". Philadelphia Flyers. August 14, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick