Brent Bilodeau

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Brent Bilodeau
Born (1973-03-27) March 27, 1973 (age 41)
Dallas, TX, USA[1][2]
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for AHL
Fredericton Canadiens
Hershey Bears
Saint John Flames
ECHL
Johnstown Chiefs
IHL
Kansas City Blades
Las Vegas Thunder
San Antonio Dragons
San Francisco Spiders
WCHL
Tacoma Sabercats
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1991
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1993–2005

Brent Bilodeau (born March 23, 1973) is a retired American[1]-Canadian ice hockey defenseman. He was drafted in the first round (17th overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens while a member of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Player[edit]

A primarily defensive defenseman, his game was thought to suit Montreal's style of play of the time, but he never played a single game for the Canadiens or any other NHL team. He is the only first round draftee of the 1991 draft not to have played any games in the NHL.[3] He played in minor-pro hockey leagues until he retired as a member of the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL after the 2004–05 season.

Coaching[edit]

Shortly after his retirement, Bilodeau entered coaching. He started his coaching his career as an assistant with the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers for three years before becoming the head coach of the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League in 2008.[4] He is currently an assistant coach for the Tri-City Americans.

Personal[edit]

Bilodeau was born in Dallas, Texas while his father Yvon was a member of the CHL's Dallas Black Hawks.[1][5] He learned how to skate at age two and started playing hockey at age five.[6] His father Yvon was a former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick, selected in the 6th round (78th overall) in the 1971 NHL Entry Draft and his uncle Bob was a former Atlanta Flames draft pick, selected in the ninth round (133rd overall) in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft.

He is married to retired American WNBA player Cass Bauer-Bilodeau.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Player[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 72 2 5 7 89
1994–95 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 50 4 8 12 146 12 3 3 6 28
1995–96 San Francisco Spiders IHL 65 3 4 7 123 4 1 0 1 2
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 24 2 1 3 39
1996–97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 48 4 7 11 178
1996–97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 3 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Tacoma Sabercats WCHL 2 0 1 1 2
1997–98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 15 0 1 1 39
1997–98 Kansas City Blades IHL 48 3 12 15 148 5 0 0 0 4
1998–99 Kansas City Blades IHL 35 0 4 4 66
1999-00 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 70 8 26 34 94 7 0 4 4 8
2000–01 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 64 7 22 29 123 4 1 1 2 7
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 72 3 30 33 95 8 0 2 2 19
2002–03 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 71 10 17 27 62
2003–04 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 70 7 23 30 81 1 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 67 2 13 15 62 87
Totals 4 seasons AHL 139 8 14 22 274 12 3 3 6 28
6 seasons ECHL 414 37 131 168 542 20 1 7 8 36
6 seasons IHL 214 10 36 46 520 9 1 0 1 6

Coaching statistics[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T Pts Finish W L Win % Result
Wichita Thunder 2008–09 64 20 41 3 43 4th in Northwest Missed Playoffs
2009–10 9 2 7 0 (23) Replaced Midseason
Total 73 22 48 3 .321 0 0 .000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tony Uminski (Jaune 28, 2008). "Congrats All Over Hockey". My San Antonio. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ NHL.com: Brent Bilodeau Profile
  3. ^ a b "1991 NHL Entry Draft". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ Jordan, Matt (2008-06-19). "Bilodeau heads Thunder". Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. 
  5. ^ 1990 NHL Draft, Brent Bilodeau interview
  6. ^ Steve Turcotte (January 29, 1991). "Seattle Thunderbirds -- Brent Bilodeau -- Thunderbird Defenseman Hurting Everywhere But In The NHL Draft". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bilodeaus Enjoying Life In Johnstown". ECHL. 2005-01-08. Retrieved 2010-02-20. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Turner Stevenson
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1991
Succeeded by
David Wilkie