Pierre Dagenais

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Pierre Dagenais
Born (1978-03-04) March 4, 1978 (age 36)
Blainville, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
New Jersey Devils
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
AHL
Albany River Rats
Utah Grizzlies
San Antonio Rampage
Hamilton Bulldogs
FHL
Akwesasne Warriors
Europe
Ajoie (Swiss)
Jokerit (SM-liiga)
HC Innsbruck (Austria)
Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
Vålerenga (Norway)
NHL Draft 47th overall, 1996
New Jersey Devils
105th overall, 1998
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1998–2012

Pierre Brüno Dagenais (born March 4, 1978) is a former[1] Canadian professional ice hockey player. He last played for Akwesasne Warriors of the Federal Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Pierre Dagenais began his junior career after being drafted by the Moncton Alpines of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) when he was 17 years old. He quickly became a young star on his team, leading the team in points and goals in his rookie campaign in the 1995-96 season. Dagenais was drafted 47th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils, but remained in the QMJHL.

Six games into the following season, Dagenais was traded to the Laval Titan for Mathieu Letourneau. At mid-season he was traded to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for Yanick Hubert and Jean-Philippe Soucy.

In the 1997–98 season, Dagenais led the QMJHL in goals and was second in points. That year Dagenais met Mike Ribeiro, who finished second in points after Pierre. Ribeiro and Dagenais developed a great friendship while playing on the same line throughout the entire season.

In the summer of 1998, Dagenais was once again draft eligible as he had not signed a contract with the Devils, he was then re-drafted by New Jersey with the 105th overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Professional[edit]

The 1998–99 season was Dagenais' professional hockey debut. He played with the New Jersey Devils' AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats. The 1999–00 season was better than his first professional season. He finished among the top scorers in the league with 35 goals.

In 2000–01 season Dagenais was selected to the AHL's second all-star team.[2] He also was called up by the New Jersey Devils and played his first NHL games. In the 2001–02 season he played 16 games with the Devils. He was placed on waivers by New Jersey and claimed by the Florida Panthers.[3] He spent the majority of the remaining season playing for the Panthers. After next year's training camp, he was sent to the Panther's affiliate AHL team, the San Antonio Rampage.

During the summer 2003, the Montreal Canadiens' general manager Bob Gainey surprised some by signing Dagenais to a one year contract.[4] Dagenais started the 2003–04 season with the Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. He played 50 games on the Habs' second line with Mike Ribeiro and Michael Ryder. The line was the most productive of the team and Dagenais scored 27 points.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he played 7 games with HC Ajoie in Switzerland. He was also involved in a controversy during the lockout. In an interview, Dagenais stated he wouldn't mind playing under a salary cap, which was in opposition to the NHLPA's stance.[5] In his return to the NHL in 2005–06, Dagenais scored the first game winning shootout goal in Montreal for the Canadiens on November 22, 2005.[6] With dwindling offensive numbers he was sent back to the Hamilton Bulldogs in January.[7] He became a restricted free agent during the summer of 2006, and signed a tryout contract with Jokerit in the Finnish SM-liiga in October 2006. His tryout lasted until the SM-liiga Christmas break, and the contract was not renewed.[8] He signed a new contract with Austrian team, HC TWK Innsbruck of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga and had an excellent 2006–07 season, scoring 37 goals in only 27 games. He almost led the league in goals, despite playing only half the year. He resigned with Innsbruck for 2007–08 season.

In 2008, he signed with Kontinental Hockey League club, Traktor Chelyabinsk. After potting 14 goals in 40 games in 2008–09, Pierre was re-signed to a one-year contract extension on August 5, 2009.[9]

In 2010, he signed with the Akwesasne Warriors of the Federal Hockey League. Being one of a few Federal League players with NHL experience, Dagenais was able to score on a regular basis. At the time of his departure, he had played 23 games and scored 26 goals and 54 points and still had a share of the scoring lead a month after his departure from the team.

On December 5, Dagenais was listed on the Federal League's site as being recalled to Oslo Elite, a third division team in Austria[10] The news was reported the following day by ATSE Graz's page.[11] Despite signing a contract, Dagenais said he would not be reporting to ATSE Graz.[12]

On 5 January 2011, he signed a contract with Norwegian team Vålerenga of the GET-ligaen.[13]

Dagenais now works in real estate.[1][14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Moncton Alpines QMJHL 67 43 25 68 59
1996–97 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 6 4 2 6 0
1996–97 Laval Titan Collège Français QMJHL 37 16 14 30 22
1996–97 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 27 21 8 29 22
1997–98 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 60 66 67 133 50 6 6 2 8 2
1998–99 Albany River Rats AHL 69 17 13 30 37 4 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Albany River Rats AHL 80 35 30 65 47 5 1 0 1 14
2000–01 Albany River Rats AHL 69 34 28 62 52
2000–01 New Jersey Devils NHL 9 3 2 5 6
2001–02 Albany River Rats AHL 6 0 2 2 2
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 16 3 3 6 4
2001–02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 4 1 1 2 2
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 26 7 1 8 4
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 49 21 14 35 28 3 2 0 2 2
2002–03 Florida Panthers NHL 9 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 20 12 9 21 19
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 17 10 27 24 8 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Ajoie NLB 7 5 5 10 12
2005–06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 32 5 7 12 16
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 38 12 13 25 23
2006–07 Jokerit SM-l 16 2 7 9 12
2006–07 HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL 27 37 20 57 12
2007–08 HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL 44 23 17 40 18 3 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 40 14 5 19 28 3 1 0 1 10
2009–10 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 54 9 11 20 44 4 2 0 2 6
2010–11 Akwesasne Warriors FHL 23 26 28 54 6 4 7 2 9 6
2011–12 Akwesasne Warriors FHL 45 81 62 143 89 2 0 3 3 15
NHL totals 142 35 23 58 58 8 0 1 1 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "iCondo : Un projet immobilier écologique et technologique unique au Québec voit le jour à Lac Mirabel". newswire.ca (in French). June 12, 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Mancuso, Jim (2006). Hockey in the Capital District. Arcadia Publishing. p. 107. ISBN 0738544671. 
  3. ^ "Panthers claim Dagenais off waivers". UPI. January 12, 2002. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dagenais, Damphousse, Ferland sign with Habs". ESPN. 2003-07-04. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  5. ^ Gatehouse, Jonathan (2012). The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the League and Changed the Game Forever. Triumph Books. ISBN 1600788157. 
  6. ^ "Dagenais sparks Habs' first shootout win in Montreal". ESPN. 2005-11-22. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  7. ^ "http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/canadiens-send-dagenais-to-minors/article701301/". The Globe and Mail. January 11, 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dagenais odotetusti ulos Jokereista". jatkoaika (in Finnish). December 12, 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dagenais to remain with Traktor" (in Russian). Traktor Chelyabinsk. 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-09-10. [dead link]
  10. ^ PointStreak.com: Akwesasne Warriors Transactions Page
  11. ^ "The "Shooter" is here" (in German). atse-graz.at. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  12. ^ "Ron Pasco instead of Dagenais" (in German). atse-graz.at. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  13. ^ "Vålerenga Ishockey forsterker troppen med NHL-rutine" (in Norwegian). Vålerenga Ishockey. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-01-09. [dead link]
  14. ^ Maynard, Valérie. "Un investissement de 20 M$: un projet immobilier de haute technologie à Mirabel". nordinfo.com (in French). Retrieved 15 June 2013. 

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