Mathieu Dandenault

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Mathieu Dandenault
Born (1976-02-03) February 3, 1976 (age 38)
Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing/Defence
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 49th overall, 1994
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1995–2010

Mathieu Alexandre Dandenault (born February 3, 1976) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1]

Playing career[edit]

Dandenault was originally drafted as a right wing, but was converted into a defenceman during the 2001–02 season. After nine seasons with the Red Wings, who drafted him forty-ninth overall in the second round of the 1994 amateur draft, he played for HC Asiago in Italy in 2004–05 (due to the lockout) and upon his return to North America, he signed a 4-year contract with the Canadiens, his hometown team.

He has won the Stanley Cup three times (1997, 1998 and 2002), all with the Detroit Red Wings.

A free agent prior to the 2009–10 season, Dandenault was invited to the San Jose Sharks training camp.[2] However, Dandenault was among the final cuts as the Sharks decided to release him on September 27, 2009.[3] On October 21, 2009, the Hartford Wolf Pack, American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers, signed Dandeneault to a Professional Tryout Agreement.[4] On March 4, 2010 the Hartford Wolfpack released Dandenault from his Professional Tryout Agreement.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Mathieu is married to Marie-Christine and has one daughter, Amélia.

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
World Championships
Gold 2003 Helsinki

Dandenault represented Canada at the 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, where he won a gold medal. Dandenault recorded two goals and three assists in nine games.

Achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 67 17 36 53 67 12 4 10 14 12
1994–95 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 67 37 70 107 76 7 1 7 8 10
1995–96 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 1 1 2 3 0
1995–96 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 5 7 12 6
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 3 9 12 28
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 5 12 17 43 3 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 4 10 14 59 10 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 6 12 18 20 6 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 10 15 25 38 6 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 8 12 20 44 23 1 2 3 8
2002–03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 4 15 19 64 4 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 3 9 12 40 12 1 1 2 6
2004–05 HC Asiago ITL 10 0 2 2 2 9 1 6 7 4
2005–06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 5 15 20 83 6 0 3 3 4
2006–07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 2 6 8 40
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 9 5 14 34 9 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 4 8 12 17 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 19 1 1 2 10
NHL totals 868 68 135 203 516 83 3 8 11 24

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WC 9 2 3 5 12
Senior totals 9 2 3 5 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Canadien, Red Wing Mathieu Dandenault retires". The Sports Network. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Dandenault's Quest". San Jose Sharks Staff. 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Dandenault released by Sharks". CBC. 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Wolf Pack sign Dandenault to PTO". Hartford Wolf Pack. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Wolf Pack release Dandenault". Hartford Wolf Pack. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 

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