Marc Habscheid

Marc Joseph Habscheid (born March 1, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former National Hockey League player. Habscheid is the current head coach of the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. He was drafted in the sixth round, 113th Overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. He played 345 games in the NHL over parts of 10 seasons, amassing 72 goals and 163 points.

Marc Habscheid
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Born (1963-03-01) March 1, 1963 (age 59)
Wymark, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing/Centre
Shot Right
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Minnesota North Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Calgary Flames
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 113th overall, 1981
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1982–1996

Playing careerEdit

Born in Wymark, Saskatchewan, Habscheid's parents were both born in Luxembourg before moving to Canada.[1] Habscheid played three seasons with the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades before turning pro. This included the 1981–82 campaign where Habscheid had 151 points, second only to Bruce Eakin in team scoring. He also played in the 1982 World Junior Hockey Championship, leading Canada to its first ever gold medal at the tournament. That season he played 7 games with the Oilers, scoring 4 points. He played 4 more seasons with the Oilers, before he was suspended by the team for refusing to report to the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs and subsequently dealt to Minnesota in December 1985. Habscheid played 7 more NHL seasons with Minnesota, Detroit, and Calgary. He also represented Canada internationally twice, at the 1988 Winter Olympics and the 1992 World Championships. Habscheid went on to play 5 more seasons of hockey (2 in Switzerland, 2 with the IHL's Las Vegas Thunder, and one final season in 1995–96 with the DEL's Augsburger Panther). He retired officially in 1996.

Coaching careerEdit

Habscheid got his start in coaching in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the Melfort Mustangs. He then moved on to coach the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. On November 29, 1999, he was named head coach of the Kelowna Rockets. Habscheid achieved great success with the Rockets. He won the Ed Chynoweth Cup in 2003 and a Memorial Cup in 2004. He was also named the CHL Coach of the Year in 2003. Habscheid was also head coach of the 2003 Canadian World Junior team, becoming the first player to represent Canada at the tournament as both a player and coach. He was subsequently named head coach for all international tournaments on July 29, 2005. He won a gold medal at the World Championships in 2004 and silver in 2005. As well, Habscheid served as an assistant coach for Canada at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Habscheid also spent one season as an associate coach with the Boston Bruins. On June 3, 2009, Habschied was named as head coach and general manager of the Chilliwack Bruins, a major junior team in the Western Hockey League which has since moved to Victoria, British Columbia to become the Royals. On November 4, 2014, Habscheid returned to the WHL coaching ranks when he accepted the Prince Albert Raiders head coaching position.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Saskatoon J's SJHL 59 32 53 85 51
1979–80 Saskatoon Blades WHL 15 2 3 5 2
1980–81 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 34 63 97 50
1981–82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 1 3 4 2
1981–82 Saskatoon Blades WHL 55 64 87 151 74 5 3 4 7 4
1981–82 Wichita Wind CHL 3 0 0 0 0
1982–83 Kamloops Junior Oilers WHL 6 7 16 23 8
1982–83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 32 3 10 13 14
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 1 0 1 6
1983–84 Moncton Alpines AHL 71 19 37 56 32
1984–85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 26 5 3 8 4
1984–85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 48 29 29 58 65 6 4 3 7 9
1985–86 Springfield Indians AHL 41 18 32 50 21
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Canadian National Team Intl 51 29 32 61 70
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 15 2 0 2 2
1987–88 Canadian National Team Intl 69 24 37 61 48
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 16 4 11 15 6
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 76 23 31 54 40 5 1 3 4 13
1989–90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 15 11 26 33
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 9 8 17 22 5 0 0 0 0
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 46 7 11 18 42
1992–93 Canadian National Team Intl 3 0 3 3 11
1992–93 SC Bern NDA 36 19 23 42 70 5 1 4 5 6
1993–94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 59 14 40 54 49 5 1 1 2 15
1994–95 EV Zug NDA 5 0 1 1 0
1994–95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 43 11 25 36 38
1995–96 Augsburger Panther DEL 48 14 32 46 73 7 4 5 9 4
NHL totals 345 72 91 163 171 12 1 3 4 13
AHL totals 160 66 98 164 118 6 4 3 7 9
IHL totals 102 25 65 90 87 5 1 1 2 15

InternationalEdit

Marc Habscheid
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  1982 Minnesota
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1982 Canada WJC 7 6 6 12 2
1988 Canada OG 8 5 3 8 6
1992 Canada WC 6 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 7 6 6 12 2
Senior totals 14 5 3 8 10

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year League Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
KAM 1997–98 WHL 72 37 32 3 - 77 4th in West Lost in First round (PG)
KAM 1998–99 WHL 72 48 11 13 - 109 1st in West Lost President's Cup (CGY)
KAM Totals 144 85 43 16 - 186
KEL 1999–2000 WHL 29 10 15 2 2 24 5th in West Lost in First round (PG)
KEL 2000–01 WHL 72 37 23 7 5 86 1st in West Lost in First round (SEA)
KEL 2001–02 WHL 72 31 26 10 5 77 4th in B.C. Lost in Third round (KOO)
KEL 2002–03 WHL 72 51 14 6 1 109 1st in B.C. Won President's Cup (RD)
KEL 2003–04 WHL 72 47 21 4 0 98 1st in B.C. Lost in Third round (EVT)
Won Memorial Cup (GAT)
KEL Totals 317 176 99 29 13 394
CHK 2009–10 WHL 72 32 33 2 5 71 4th in B.C. Lost in First round (TC)
CHK 2010–11 WHL 72 33 31 4 4 74 4th in B.C. Lost in First round (SPO)
VIC 2011–12 WHL 72 24 41 3 4 55 4th in B.C. Lost in First round (KAM)
CHK/VIC Totals 216 89 105 9 13 200
PA 2014–15 WHL 56 24 28 2 2 (50) 4th in East Missed playoffs
PA 2015–16 WHL 72 38 26 7 1 84 2nd in East Lost in First round (MJ)
PA 2016–17 WHL 72 21 44 5 2 77 6th in East Missed playoffs
PA 2017–18 WHL 72 32 27 9 4 49 5th in East Lost in First round (MJ)
PA 2018–19 WHL 68 54 10 2 2 112 1st in East Won Ed Chynoweth Cup (VAN)
PA 2019–20 WHL 64 36 18 6 4 82 1st in East Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
PA 2020–21 WHL 24 9 11 3 1 22 4th in East Playoffs cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
PA 2021–22 WHL 68 28 35 4 1 61 5th in East Lost in First round (WPG)
PA Totals 496 249 199 38 17 537
WHL Totals 1173 592 446 64 43 1317

AwardsEdit

  • WHL Second All-Star Team – 1982

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Merk, Martin (April 9, 2012). "Small nation challenges". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Pilon, Ryan (November 4, 2014). "Marc Habscheid named new coach of Prince Albert Raiders". cbc.ca. Retrieved November 5, 2014.

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