Marc Denis

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Marc Denis
Born (1977-08-01) August 1, 1977 (age 37)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Colorado Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets
Tampa Bay Lightning
Montreal Canadiens
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1995
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1997–2009

Joseph Denis Marc Denis (born August 1, 1977) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, who last played with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). For the 2009–10 season, he was hired as the goaltenders' coach of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) team.[1] He is currently working as a colour analyst for the Francophone Canadian sports station, RDS.

Playing career[edit]

Denis was drafted 25th overall by the Colorado Avalanche at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Upon turning professional with Colorado, Denis mainly played for Colorado's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears, and played a total of 28 regular season games in three seasons for the Avalanche. On June 7, 2000, Denis was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a second-round pick in the 2000 draft (used to choose Tomas Kurka). During the 2002–03 NHL season, he set the then-NHL record for most minutes in a season with 4,511, playing 77 regular season games that season.

On June 30, 2006, Denis was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Fredrik Modin and Fredrik Norrena. In the 2007–08 season, on December 28, due to his sub-par and inconsistent play, the Lightning waived Denis. After he cleared waivers, Denis was sent down to the Lightning's AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. The Lightning later recalled Denis from Norfolk on March 26, 2008. Denis replaced goalie Jonathan Boutin, who was earlier recalled from the Admirals on an emergency basis because starting goalie Mike Smith had a sprained left ankle. After the season, Denis was bought out from the Lightning on June 25, 2008.

Denis, who therefore became a free agent, then signed a contract with his hometown team, the Montreal Canadiens, on July 3, 2008.[2] After training camp, Marc Denis was assigned to Montreal's AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Denis was recalled as an injury replacement for the Canadiens throughout the season and appeared in one game with the Canadiens when he relieved Jaroslav Halak for the third period in a 4–1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on January 2, 2009.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1992–93 Mtl-Bourassa QAAA 26 1559 74 5 2.87
1993–94 Trois Rivieres QAAA 36 10 22 3 2093 158 0 4.53 4 1 3 249 20 0 4.83
1994–95 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 32 17 9 1 1688 98 0 3.48 6 4 2 372 19 1 3.06
1995–96 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 51 23 21 4 2895 157 2 3.25 16 8 8 957 69 0 4.32
1996–97 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 41 22 15 2 2317 104 4 2.69 .912 21 11 10 1229 70 1 3.41
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 1 0 60 3 0 3.00 .885
1996–97 Hershey Bears AHL 4 1 0 56 1 0 1.07
1997–98 Hershey Bears AHL 47 17 23 4 2588 125 1 2.90 .899 6 3 3 346 15 0 2.60
1998–99 Hershey Bears AHL 52 20 23 5 2908 137 4 2.83 .914 3 1 1 143 7 0 2.93 .909
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4 1 1 1 217 9 0 2.49 .918
1999–2000 Colorado Avalanche NHL 23 9 8 3 1203 51 3 2.54 .917
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 32 6 20 4 1830 99 0 3.25 .895
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 42 9 24 5 2335 121 1 3.11 .899
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 27 41 8 4511 232 5 3.09 .903
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 21 36 7 3795 162 5 2.56 .918
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 49 21 25 1 2786 151 1 3.25 .900
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 44 17 18 2 2353 125 1 3.19 .883
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 10 1 5 0 414 28 0 4.05 .859
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 32 11 17 2 1832 89 1 2.91 .910
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 46 27 18 0 2659 109 5 2.46 .920 6 2 4 359 20 0 3.34 .890
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .857
NHL totals 349 112 179 31 19,526 982 16 3.02 .902

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2004 Prague
World Junior Championships
Gold 1996 Boston
Gold 1997 Geneva
   
Year Team Comp GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA Sv.%
1996 Canada WJC 2 2 0 0 120 2 0 1.00
1997 Canada WJC 7 5 0 2 419 13 1 1.86
2004 Canada WC
2006 Canada WC 5 4 1 0 263 11 0 2.51 .916
Junior int'l totals 9 7 0 2 539 15 1 1.43
Senior int'l totals 5 4 1 0 263 11 0 2.51 .916

Achievements and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Denis". LHJMQ. Retrieved 2009-09-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Canadiens ink Marc Denis". Montreal Canadiens. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Devils whip Canadiens behind sharp play from Clemmensen". CBS Sports. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  4. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.528, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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Preceded by
None
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
1995
Succeeded by
Peter Ratchuk