Daniel Berthiaume

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Daniel Berthiaume
Born (1966-01-26) January 26, 1966 (age 48)
Longueuil, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Winnipeg Jets
Minnesota North Stars
Los Angeles Kings
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 60th overall, 1985
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1986–2005

Daniel J. Berthiaume (born January 26, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Known as "The Bandit" during his hockey career,[1] Berthiaume was a standout goaltender in junior hockey, playing for the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL. He was drafted 60th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft and posted an impressive 18-7-3 record in 31 games during his rookie NHL season of 1986-87. During his tenure with the Winnipeg Jets, he formed one half of the goaltending duo "Pokey and the Bandit" with Pokey Reddick. He later played for the NHL's Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. In all, Berthiaume played in a total of 215 regular season NHL games during his career, posting a record of 81-91-21 with a goals against average of 3.67. He also appeared in 14 NHL playoff games, all with Winnipeg.

After making his final NHL appearance with the Ottawa Senators during the 1993-94 season, he spent most of the remainder of his career in the ECHL with the Roanoke Express, where he spent seven seasons in three stints and often split duties with Dave Gagnon. He also played for the ECHL's Wheeling Thunderbirds, the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League, and the Central Texas Stampede of the WPHL where he won the Most Outstanding Goaltender honours for the 1996-97 season.[2] He played his last season with the Port Huron Beacons of the United Hockey League before retiring in 2005.

Berthiaume also played professional roller hockey, tending goal for Roller Hockey International's New Jersey Rockin Rollers in 1994, Detroit Mustangs in 1995, and Philadelphia Bulldogs in 1996.

Coaching career[edit]

Berthiaume was the assistant coach of the Roanoke Valley Vipers in the United Hockey League at the start of their 2005-06 season.,[3] but on February 6, 2006 it was announced that Berthiaume would become the head coach, replacing the Jim Wiley who lost his job in mid-season.[4] He now coaches the Virginia Military Institute Hockey team, where he has produced alumni such as Bob "Bobfather" Flaherty who now attends Harvard University.

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Hardy, Virginia, where he owns and operates Captain Bert's Fishin' Charters on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, a freshwater striped bass fishery. He is married and has three sons.

Awards[edit]

  • 1996-97: Outstanding Goaltender (WPHL)

Career statistics[edit]

Season   Team                        Lge    GP   Min   GA  EN SO   GAA   W   L   T    SV    SV%
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1983-84  Drummondville Voltigeurs    QMJHL  28  1562  131   3  0  5.03   0   0   0     0  0.000
1984-85  Chicoutimi Sagueneens       QMJHL  56  3168  198   1  2  3.75  40  11   2     0  0.000
1984-85  Drummondville Voltigeurs    QMJHL   3   179   17   2  0  5.70   1   2   0     0  0.000
1985-86  Chicoutimi Sagueneens       QMJHL  66  3718  286   4  1  4.62  34  29   3     0  0.000
1986-87  Sherbrooke Canadiens        AHL     7   420   23   0  0  3.29   4   3   0   173  0.883
1986-87  Winnipeg Jets               NHL    31  1758   93   1  1  3.17  18   7   3   716  0.885
1987-88  Winnipeg Jets               NHL    56  3010  176   0  2  3.51  22  19   7  1311  0.882
1988-89  Moncton Hawks               AHL    21  1083   76   2  0  4.21   6   9   2   553  0.879
1988-89  Winnipeg Jets               NHL     9   443   44   2  0  5.96   0   8   0   209  0.826
1989-90  Winnipeg Jets               NHL    24  1387   86   2  1  3.72  10  11   3   581  0.871
1989-90  Minnesota North Stars       NHL     5   240   14   0  0  3.50   1   3   0    90  0.865
1990-91  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    37  2119  117   1  1  3.31  20  11   4   969  0.892
1991-92  Boston Bruins               NHL     8   401   21   0  0  3.14   1   4   2   135  0.865
1991-92  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    19   979   66   2  0  4.04   7  10   1   475  0.878
1992-93  Ottawa Senators             NHL    25  1326   95   3  0  4.30   2  17   1   644  0.871
1993-94  Ottawa Senators             NHL     1     1    2   0  0  120.00   0   0   0     0  0.000
1993-94  Adirondack Red Wings        AHL    11   552   35   1  0  3.80   7   2   0   243  0.874
1993-94  Prince Edward Island Sena   AHL    30  1640  130   0  0  4.76   8  16   3   862  0.869
1994-95  Providence Bruins           AHL     2   126    7   0  0  3.32   0   1   1    47  0.870
1994-95  Roanoke Express             ECHL   21  1196   47   3  0  2.36  15   4   2   532  0.919
1994-95  Wheeling Thunderbirds       ECHL   10   599   41   1  0  4.10   6   1   1   267  0.867
1995-96  Detroit Vipers              IHL     7   401   19   0  2  2.84   4   3   0   168  0.898
1995-96  Roanoke Express             ECHL   39  2108  112   4  2  3.19  22  13   3  1090  0.907
1996-97  Central-Texas Stampede      WPHL   54  3034  171   5  2  3.38  30  20   0  1533  0.900
1997-98  Roanoke Express             ECHL   30  1711   74   4  2  2.59  17   8   3   740  0.909
1998-99  Roanoke Express             ECHL   35  2105   97   4  2  2.77  18  12   5   959  0.908
1999-00  Roanoke Express             ECHL   37  2103   87   0  2  2.48  21  12   4   982  0.919
2000-01  Roanoke Express             ECHL   45  2604  104   2  4  2.40  26  17   1  1161  0.918
2001-02  Roanoke Express             ECHL   51  2847  129   2  4  2.72  23  17   6  1344  0.912
2002-03  Greensboro Generals         ECHL   53  2998  145   4  2  2.90  30  14   5  1563  0.915
2003-04  Greensboro Generals         ECHL   43  2518  151   2  0  3.60  23  18   1  1369  0.901
2004-05  Port Huron Beacons          UHL    30  1600   95   1  0  3.56   7  17   3   818  0.896

Roller hockey[edit]

   Season        Team                Lge    GP    G    A   Pts  PIM
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   1994  New Jersey Rockin' Roller   RHI    19    0    1    1   12
   1995  Detroit Motor City Mustan   RHI    20    0    6    6   17
   1996  Philadelphia Bulldogs       RHI    15    0    0    0    0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/berthiaume.html
  2. ^ http://scottywazz.blogspot.ca/2009/09/absurd-goalie-monday-pokey-and-bandit.html
  3. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 10. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 
  4. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 10. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 

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