April 7, 1979 |
Laval, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
New York Rangers
Pascal Dupuis started his career with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He played four seasons in the QMJHL, but was never drafted by an NHL club. On 18 August 2000, he was signed by the Minnesota Wild. It took Dupuis a year of development in the International Hockey League before he became a regular player in the NHL. In his second full season, he scored 20 goals and 48 points while having a plus-minus rating of +17. However, in 2003–04, he was bothered by injuries and he was unable to improve on his totals from the previous year.
When the NHL returned in 2005–06, Dupuis managed only 26 points in 67 games. After 48 games with the Wild in the 2006–07 season, he was traded to the New York Rangers for Adam Hall on February 9, 2007. On February 27, 2007, he was traded again, this time to the Atlanta Thrashers for Alex Bourret. On February 9, 2008, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he helped them to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. He won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009. On June 28, 2011, he re-signed for 2 more years, keeping him through the 2012-13 season.
On December 11, 2008, in his 461st game, Dupuis scored his first NHL hat-trick in a game against the New York Islanders. On November 14, 2009, he earned his 100th career goal, an overtime game winner against the Boston Bruins.
As an impending free agent on July 2, 2013, Dupuis opted to remain in Pittsburgh and re-signed to a four-year contract extension.
In the 2013–14 season, on December 23, 2013, Dupuis suffered a season ending knee injury(torn right anterior cruciate ligament). Teammate Sidney Crosby was hip-checked by Senators defenseman Marc Methot. Crosby then hit Dupuis, who went crashing to the boards. He was helped off the ice and did not return. The Penguins lost 5-0 to the Senators, ending a 7 game winning streak, in which Dupuis had scored 3 goals and 2 assists during the streak.
On February 12, 2014, after a long seven-and-a-half-week wait between injury and appointment, he underwent successful surgery to repair his ACL.
On October 16, 2014, during the second period of a game at the Dallas Stars, Dupuis was crosschecked to the ice by an opponent and while prone was struck by the puck near the back of his neck on a shot by teammate Kris Letang. Dupuis dropped to his knees and then laid on the ice for several minutes while attended to by medical staff from both teams. He was eventually stretchered off the ice. Dupuis never lost consciousness and retained control of all extremities. He gave the fans in the arena a "thumb's up" sign while being stretchered off the playing area.
Penguins coach Mike Johnston commented in his postgame news conference, "I didn't see the replay on it yet and I don't have any more information from the trainers on it other than he said he had some numbness in his arm and it was coming back, so that was a real positive sign."
Pascal Dupuis is married to Carole-Lyne. They have four children together: Daughter Maeva (born 2004), son Kody (born February 9, 2006), both born in St. Paul and daughters Zoe (born March 24, 2008 in Atlanta) and Lola. Their youngest daughter Lola was born on November 3, 2010 in Pittsburgh. Pascal made it to the hospital with 8 minutes to spare.
|2006–07||New York Rangers||NHL||6||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards & Achievements
- "Penguins Dupuis has successful Knee surgery". National Hockey League. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
- "Avalanche defeat Wild 2 to 1". Colorado Avalanche. 2006-02-09. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
- "Islanders 4, Penguins 1". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2008-03-24. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
- "Penguins notebook: Malkin moves back to center". The Post Gazette. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
- Pascal Dupuis's player profile at NHL.com
- Pascal Dupuis's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database