Pascal Dupuis

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Pascal Dupuis
Pascal Dupuis 2012-03-11.JPG
Born (1979-04-07) April 7, 1979 (age 35)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present

Pascal Dupuis (born April 7, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Dupuis played 8 games for HC Ajoie of the Swiss League.

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.

Pascal Dupuis and Sidney Crosby, October 2010.

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.[1]

Personal[edit]

Dupuis is the son of Claude Dupuis, a former draft pick of the Quebec Nordiques who played 120 games in the NAHL.

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[2] and daughters Zoe (born March 24, 2008 in Atlanta)[3] 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.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 44 9 15 24 20
1997–98 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 39 9 17 26 36
1997–98 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 28 7 13 20 10 6 2 0 2 4
1998–99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 57 30 42 72 118 6 1 8 9 18
1999–00 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 61 50 55 105 99 13 15 7 22 4
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 1 0 1 4
2000–01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 70 19 24 43 37 4
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 15 12 27 16
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 20 28 48 44 16 4 4 8 8
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 59 11 15 26 20
2004–05 HC Ajoie NLB 8 5 5 10 26
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 67 10 16 26 40
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 48 10 3 13 38
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 6 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 17 3 2 5 4 4 1 2 3 4
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 62 10 5 15 24
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 2 10 12 8 20 2 5 7 18
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 12 16 28 30 16 0 0 0 8
2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 18 20 38 16 13 2 6 8 4
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 17 20 37 59 7 1 0 1 2
2011–12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 25 34 59 34 6 2 4 6 0
2012–13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 48 20 18 38 26 15 7 4 11 12
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 39 7 13 20 8
NHL totals 837 182 212 374 383 105 19 25 44 56

Awards & Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penguins Dupuis has successful Knee surgery". National Hockey League. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche defeat Wild 2 to 1". Colorado Avalanche. 2006-02-09. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Islanders 4, Penguins 1". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2008-03-24. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Penguins notebook: Malkin moves back to center". The Post Gazette. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 

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