Lucien DeBlois

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Lucien DeBlois
Born (1957-06-21) June 21, 1957 (age 57)
Joliette, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
New York Rangers
Colorado Rockies
Winnipeg Jets
Montreal Canadiens
Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
AHL
New Haven Nighthawks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 8th overall, 1977
New York Rangers
Playing career 1977–1992

Joseph Lucien Jean Gonzague DeBlois (born June 21, 1957 in Joliette, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing / centre.

Career[edit]

DeBlois was selected in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers in the first round, eighth overall. He was chosen over Mike Bossy by Rangers' GM John Ferguson, Sr. because "Bossy didn't check enough for the NHL."[1] DeBlois was a top Canadian major junior player in the mid-seventies, where he tallied excellent numbers with the Sorel Black Hawks. He also won the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy as the league MVP during his last junior season in the QMJHL.

In his NHL career he played for six teams, the New York Rangers (19771979 and 19861989), Colorado Rockies (19791981), Winnipeg Jets (19811984 and 1992), Montreal Canadiens (19841986), Quebec Nordiques (1989–1990) and Toronto Maple Leafs (19901992). He won a Stanley Cup in 1986 with the Montreal Canadiens and also participated in the Stanley Cup Final in 1979 with the Rangers. During his career, DeBlois captained the Jets for two seasons and was an assistant for others (Montreal, New York and Winnipeg). He scored his 200th NHL career goal in the 1986–87 season against his former team, the Montreal Canadiens.

After his playing career, he became a broadcaster for RDS,[1] later becoming an amateur scout for the Nordiques[1] and later was added to a six man coaching roster under Pierre Pagé with the same team in the spring of 1993[1] (André Savard, Don Jackson, Jacques Cloutier, Clément Jodoin, and DeBlois). He was the original coach and GM of Moncton's first QMJHL franchise in 1995–1996, the Moncton Alpines. The team underwent many financial problems and was acquired by the Irving Family in 1996. They later became known as the Moncton Wildcats of that same league. DeBlois later became an assistant coach with the Kansas City Blades in the IHL for two seasons.

Following this stint in the IHL, he was hired as a pro scout for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.[1] DeBlois currently serves as a professional scout with the Vancouver Canucks, and currently resides in Montreal. He has three sons; Christian, Simon (twins) and Dominic. Dominic DeBlois, the youngest, played in the QMJHL during 4 seasons for Chicoutimi and Rouyn-Noranda where he became team captain his last two years of eligibility.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GP G A Pts PIM
1973–74 Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL 56 30 35 65 53
1974–75 Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL 72 46 53 99 62
1975–76 Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL 70 56 55 111 102
1976–77 Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL 72 56 78 134 111
1977–78 New York Rangers NHL 71 22 8 30 27 -11 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 2
1978–79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 7 4 6 10 6
1978–79 New York Rangers NHL 62 11 17 28 26 -10 0 0 1 9 2 0 2 4
1979–80 New York Rangers NHL 6 3 1 4 7 -1 0 0 0
1979–80 Colorado Rockies NHL 70 24 19 43 36 -18 4 0 1
1980–81 Colorado Rockies NHL 74 26 16 42 78 -42 9 1 2
1981–82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 65 25 27 52 87 -10 1 1 2 4 2 1 3 4
1982–83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 27 27 54 69 -25 1 3 7 3 0 0 0 5
1983–84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 34 45 79 50 -15 8 1 2 3 0 1 1 4
1984–85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 51 12 11 23 20 +9 4 1 2 8 2 4 6 4
1985–86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 14 17 31 48 +3 2 0 1 11 0 0 0 7
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 40 3 8 11 27 -7 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 74 9 21 30 103 -3 2 0 0
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 73 9 24 33 107 -6 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 4
1989–90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 70 9 8 17 45 -29 1 0 1
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 14 2 2 4 13 +1 0 0 1
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 10 12 22 30 -4 0 1 0
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 8 11 19 39 -3 0 1 1
1991–92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 11 1 2 3 2 +1 0 0 1 5 1 0 1 2
15 years Totals NHL 993 249 276 525 814 -170 34 9 27 52 7 6 13 38

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2003). Players: the ultimate A–Z guide of everyone whoa has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-25999-9. 
  1. ^ a b c d e Podnieks, p. 193

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Preceded by
Don Murdoch
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1977
Succeeded by
Ron Duguay
Preceded by
Rick Green
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1977
Succeeded by
Michel Goulet
Preceded by
Dave Christian
Winnipeg Jets captain
198284
Succeeded by
Dale Hawerchuk
Preceded by
None
Head coach of the Moncton Wildcats
1995–96
Succeeded by
Bill Riley