January 20, 1975 |
Gatineau, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
HC Dynamo Moscow
HC Lausanne (NLA)
EHC Basel (NLA)
Éric Landry (born January 20, 1975 in Gatineau, Quebec) is a French-Canadian professional ice hockey player. Landry is currently a member of HC Ambrì-Piotta of the Swiss National League A (NLA). Landry has played in four National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, playing with the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens. Landry has also played in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for HC Dynamo Moscow and Atlant Mytishchi and previously in the NLA for HC Lausanne and EHC Basel.
Born in Gatineau, Landry played midget hockey for Abitibi-Temiscamingue Forestiers, then played two seasons of junior hockey for St. Hyacinthe Laser of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Although he was not drafted in the NHL Entry Draft, Landry pursued a professional career in hockey. For the 1995–96 season, he joined the Cape Breton Oilers of the American Hockey League (AHL) to start his career. Landry moved on to the Hamilton Bulldogs for 1996–97. He was then signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames. He played two seasons for the Flames' organization, split between the Saint John Flames and Calgary. He was traded to the San Jose Sharks in July 1999. Landry played one season in the Sharks organization, for their Kentucky Thoroughblades affiliate. In 2000, he was signed by the Montreal Canadiens and played in the organization for three years, split between Montreal and Quebec Citadelles and the Utah Grizzlies of the AHL. In 2003, Landry left North America to play with Lausanne of the Swiss league. He left North America having played parts of four seasons in the NHL, scoring 5 goals and 9 assists for 14 points in 68 games. Landry was the first player in Canadiens' history to wear jersey number of 78.
After playing four seasons in the NLA in Switzerland for Lausanne and Basel, Landry moved to Russia, where he played two seasons with Moscow Dynamo and a season with Atlant Mytishchi. Landry returned to the NLA in 2010, to play for HC Ambrì-Piotta.