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Joël Bouchard (born January 23, 1974) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League. He is currently the head coach of the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League, the minor league affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.[1]

Joël Bouchard
Born (1974-01-23) January 23, 1974 (age 45)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Nashville Predators
Dallas Stars
Phoenix Coyotes
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Islanders
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 129th overall, 1992
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1994–2008

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Bouchard played in the 1988 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Montreal.[2]

Bouchard was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, sixth round, 129th overall.[citation needed] He later played for the Flames, Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars, Phoenix Coyotes, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, and the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.[citation needed]

Bouchard later worked as an analyst for Réseau des sports (RDS), and produced and hosted his own show called "L'Académie de hockey McDonald".[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Longueuil College-Francais QMJHL 53 3 19 22 34 8 1 0 1 11
1991–92 Verdun College-Francais QMJHL 70 9 37 46 55 19 1 7 8 20
1992–93 Verdun College-Francais QMJHL 60 10 49 59 126 4 0 2 2 4
1993–94 Verdun College-Francais QMJHL 60 15 55 70 62 4 1 0 1 6
1993–94 Saint John Flames AHL 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Saint John Flames AHL 77 6 25 31 63 5 1 0 1 4
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Saint John Flames AHL 74 8 25 33 104 16 1 4 5 10
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 76 4 5 9 49
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 3 2 1 3 6
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 44 5 7 12 57
1998–99 Nashville Predators NHL 64 4 11 15 60
1999–00 Nashville Predators NHL 52 1 4 5 23
1999–00 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 19 3 9 12 8
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 32 1 2 3 22
2001–02 Albany River Rats AHL 70 9 22 31 28
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 22 6 14 20 22
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 27 5 7 12 14
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 0 1 1 0
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 28 1 7 8 10
2004–05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 7 1 3 4 6 6 0 2 2 20
2005–06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 15 4 9 13 10
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 25 1 8 9 23
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 4 0 3 3 0
2007–08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 20 1 6 7 18
NHL totals 364 22 53 75 264

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
  1997 Helsinki
World Junior Championships
  1993 Gävle
  1994 Ostrava
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1993 Canada WJC   7 0 0 0 0
1994 Canada WJC   7 0 1 1 10
1997 Canada WC   11 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 14 0 1 1 10
Senior totals 11 0 1 1 2

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cowan, Stu (17 May 2018). "Montreal Canadiens name Joël Bouchard head coach of AHL's Laval Rocket". Montreal Gazette. Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-26.

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