Jean-Pierre Dumont

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Jean-Pierre Dumont
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Dumont with the Nashville Predators
Born (1978-04-01) April 1, 1978 (age 36)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Buffalo Sabres
SC Bern
Nashville Predators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1996
New York Islanders
Playing career 1998–2013

Jean-Pierre "J. P." Dumont (born April 1, 1978) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and Nashville Predators. Dumont is currently a member of tag HC Nashville based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] [2]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Dumont played four seasons for Val-d'Or Foreurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Roberto Luongo, Francis Lessard, Steve Bégin and Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre were teammates at Val-d'Or who have also made it to the NHL.

Professional[edit]

Dumont playing for the Predators in 2010

Dumont was drafted third overall the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. In 1998, a contract dispute between Dumont and the team led to the Islanders to trade him to the Chicago Blackhawks along with a 5th round pick in exchange for Dmitri Nabokov. In March 2000, he was traded by the Blackhawks to the Buffalo Sabres. Dumont, Doug Gilmour and a draft pick went to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Michal Grosek.

In August 2006, he signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Nashville Predators after the Buffalo Sabres rejected Dumont's $2.9-million arbitration award.

During the 2007–08 season, Dumont was signed by the Predators to a four-year, $16-million contract extension.

On October 17, 2008, Dumont scored his 400th point in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In the 2010-11 season, Dumont posted just 19 points in 70 games with the Predators, his lowest point total since coming to Nashville. Consequently on June 30, 2011, the day before free agency, the Predators bought out Dumont, making him an unrestricted free agent for July 1.[3] In ending his tenure with the Predators, Dumont left the franchise placing fifth in all-time scoring with 267 points in 388 games.

With limited NHL interest, on October 21, 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Swiss team SC Bern of the National League A. Marking a return after playing 13 games for Bern during the 2004–05 NHL lockout.[4] In his final professional season in 2011–12, Dumont contributed to the offence at a point-per-game average, helping Bern reach the Championship finals.

Personal[edit]

J.P. is married to Kristin and has four daughters: Ella, Ava, Laila and Mya.[5]

In 2010, Dumont generously donated items to the Brewer, Maine youth hockey program, by-way of (now former) Maine State Representative Chris Greeley, who served for a number of years in the Maine Legislature with Dumont's father-in-law, a state senator.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 48 5 14 19 24
1995–96 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 66 48 57 105 109 13 12 8 20 22
1996–97 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 62 44 64 108 88 13 9 7 16 12
1997–98 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 55 57 42 99 63 19 31 15 46 18
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 9 6 15 10
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 47 10 8 18 18
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 23 28 51 54 13 4 3 7 8
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 23 21 44 42
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 14 21 35 44
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 22 31 53 40
2004–05 SC Bern NLA 3 2 2 4 6
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 54 20 20 40 38 18 7 7 14 14
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 82 21 45 66 28 5 4 2 6 0
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 80 29 43 72 34 6 0 2 2 4
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 82 16 49 65 20
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 74 17 28 45 20 6 2 2 4 0
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 70 10 9 19 16 3 0 1 1 2
2011–12 SC Bern NLA 31 8 23 31 26 14 6 8 14 4
QMJHL totals 231 154 177 331 284 45 52 30 82 52
NHL totals 822 214 309 523 364 51 17 17 34 28
Medal record
Competitor for the  Canada
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Gold 2004 Prague

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Canada WJC 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Canada WC 9 0 1 1 0
Junior int'l totals 7 0 0 0 0
Senior int'l totals 9 0 1 1 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tag HC roster". Sportability. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ "tag HC Nashville Fan Page". Facebook. 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Predators buy out Dumont, make him unrestricted free agent". The Sports Network. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Bern capture NHL star J.P. Dumont!" (in German). SC Bern. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Nashville Predators 2010–11 MediaGuide". Nashville Predators. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Wade Redden
New York Islanders first round draft pick
1996
Succeeded by
Roberto Luongo
Preceded by
James Patrick
Buffalo Sabres captain
January 2004
Succeeded by
Danny Briere