Richard Martel MP (born March 23, 1961) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and politician. He last coached the Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups in the French Ligue Magnus. Martel was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on June 18, 2018. He represents the electoral district of Chicoutimi—Le Fjord as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Chicoutimi—Le Fjord
|Assumed office |
June 18, 2018
|Preceded by||Denis Lemieux|
|Born||March 23, 1961|
Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Ice hockey coach|
Brûleurs de Loups (France)
|Years as a coach||1993–2015|
Martel was an assistant coach under Jos Canale from 1991 to 1993 in Chicoutimi. Between 1993 and 2011, Martel served as a head coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) where he twice won the Ron Lapointe Trophy as the QMJHL coach of the year. On February 28, 2010, Martel became the winningest coach in the history of the QMJHL when he coached the Chicoutimi Saguenéens to a 3-1 victory over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar to win his 570th QMJHL game, surpassing previous record held by Guy Chouinard.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Saint-Hyacinthe||1993-94||72||35||30||7||0||.535||4th in Lebel||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Saint-Hyacinthe||1994-95||72||26||42||4||0||.389||5th in Lebel||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Val-d'Or||1995-96||70||39||24||7||0||.607||3rd in Lebel||Eliminated - Round 2|
|Val-d'Or||1996-97||70||40||28||2||0||.586||3rd in Lebel||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Baie-Comeau||1998-99||53||17||32||4||0||.358||7th in Dilio||Missed Playoffs|
|Baie-Comeau||1999-00||72||31||31||5||5||.500||3rd in East||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Baie-Comeau||2000-01||72||41||23||8||0||.625||1st in East||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Baie-Comeau||2001-02||72||38||25||7||2||.590||2nd in East||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Baie-Comeau||2002-03||72||50||14||6||2||.750||1st in East||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Chicoutimi||2003-04||42||23||13||5||1||.619||2nd in Eastern||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Chicoutimi||2004-05||70||38||19||6||7||.636||2nd in Eastern||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Chicoutimi||2005-06||70||51||15||0||4||.757||2nd in Western||Eliminated - Round 2|
|Chicoutimi||2006-07||70||34||28||0||8||.543||8th in Telus||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Chicoutimi||2007-08||70||37||25||0||8||.585||4th in Telus||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Chicoutimi||2008-09||68||24||32||0||12||.441||3rd in Telus East||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Chicoutimi||2009-10||68||26||33||0||9||.449||3rd in Telus East||Eliminated - Round 1|
Awards and honoursEdit
|Ron Lapointe Trophy - QMJHL Coach of the Year||1993–94|||
|Ron Lapointe Trophy - QMJHL Coach of the Year||2004–05|||
On December 20, 2017, Martel was named the Conservative candidate for an upcoming by-election in the federal electoral district of Chicoutimi—Le Fjord. Martel had previously been courted to run for mayor of Saguenay as well as the National Assembly of Quebec.
|Chicoutimi—Le FjordCanadian federal by-election, June 18, 2018: |
Resignation of Denis Lemieux
|New Democratic||Éric Dubois||2,065||8.65||-21.07|
|Bloc Québécois||Catherine Bouchard-Tremblay||1,337||5.60||-14.92|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||23,882||98.67|
|Total rejected ballots||322||1.33||-0.34|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+18.88|
|Source:Elections Canada: Official Voting Results|
- Émond, Serge (November 17, 2010). "Canale de retour avec les Sags". Le Quotidien (in French). Retrieved August 8, 2018.
- "Jos Canale devient conseiller avec les Saguenéens". Chicoutimi Saguenéens (in French). November 16, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
- "Richard Martel of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens now QMJHL's winningest head coach - NHL.com - News". nhl.com. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "Richard Martel's profile". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "Coach Martel ties record as Sagueneens beat Drakkar". tsn.ca. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "QMJHL: Martel gets win in 1000th game". tsn.ca. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- Houle, Jean (December 20, 2017). "L'ex-entraîneur Richard Martel officiellement candidat pour le Parti conservateur". Journal de Quebec. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- Tremblay, Louis (December 20, 2017). "Richard Martel fait le saut en politique chez les conservateurs". Le Quotidien. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "Le conservateur Richard Martel élu député fédéral de Chicoutimi–Le Fjord". Journal De Quebec. Agence QMI. June 19, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
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