Jean-Guy Trudel

Jean-Guy Andre Trudel (born October 10, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger. He played five games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Phoenix Coyotes and the Minnesota Wild. Trudel is currently the head coach of the Peoria Rivermen in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). He is also in charge of the Peoria Youth Hockey Association.

Jean-Guy Trudel
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Born (1975-10-10) October 10, 1975 (age 45)
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Minnesota Wild
HC Ambrì-Piotta
ZSC Lions
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2010

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Trudel played in the 1989 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Amos, Quebec.[1]

Trudel played junior ice hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, his last two seasons for the Hull Olympiques, helping his team to a Memorial Cup berth in 1995.[citation needed]

Undrafted by any NHL team, Trudel had a lengthy career in the minor leagues, most notably for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, for which he is the all-time leading career scorer in goals and points, and during which time he was named an AHL Second Team All-Star in the 2000 season. He played his penultimate season in North America with the Houston Aeros of the AHL in 2003, finishing second in league scoring by a single point.[citation needed]

He then went to Europe to play in the Swiss National League A for the rest of his career, save for a single season with the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL in 2008, principally for HC Ambri-Piotta, for whom he finished in the top three in the league in either goals or points his four seasons with the team.[citation needed]

Coaching careerEdit

Trudel is currently a part owner and formerly the GM/Head Coach of the Peoria Mustangs in the NA3HL. He left his positions with the Mustangs to become head coach of the newest iteration of the Peoria Rivermen in the Southern Professional Hockey League.[2] While with the Rivermen, he has won the SPHL's Coach of the Year three times.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 56 1 4 5 20
1992–93 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 35 5 7 12 20
1992–93 Verdun Collège Français QMJHL 10 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
1993–94 Rouyn-Noranda Capitales NOJHL 94
1994–95 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 54 29 42 71 76 19 4 13 17 25
1995–96 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 70 50 71 121 96 17 11 18 29 8
1996–97 Quad City Mallards CoHL 5 8 7 15 4
1996–97 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 37 25 29 54 47 9 9 10 19 22
1996–97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 12 1 5 6 4
1996–97 Chicago Wolves IHL 6 1 2 3 2
1997–98 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 62 39 74 113 147 3 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Kansas City Blades IHL 76 24 25 49 66 3 1 0 1 0
1999–00 Springfield Falcons AHL 72 34 39 73 80 3 0 1 1 4
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 80 34 65 99 89
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 76 22 48 70 83
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 79 31 54 85 85 23 7 9 16 22
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2003–04 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 47 29 39 68 64 7 4 4 8 14
2004–05 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 42 23 35 58 105
2005–06 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 44 24 35 59 48 7 4 4 8 12
2006–07 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 44 27 26 53 38
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 78 23 44 67 56
2008–09 ZSC Lions NLA 42 16 24 40 41 3 0 1 1 0
2009–10 ZSC Lions NLA 37 16 21 37 16
NHL totals 5 0 0 0 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
QMJHL
Second All-Star Team 1996
ECHL
First All-Star Team 1998
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2000, 2002
First All-Star Team 2001, 2003
All-Star Game 2001, 2002, 2003 [4]
Calder Cup (Houston Aeros) 2003

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Head Coach Jean-Guy Trudel". Peoria Rivermen. February 3, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Peoria's Jean-Guy Trudel named SPHL Coach of the Year". Southern Professional Hockey League. April 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Canadian All-Stars 11, Planet USA All-Stars 10". American Hockey League. January 15, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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