Pierre Pagé

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Pierre Pagé
Born Pierre Pagé
(1948-04-30) April 30, 1948 (age 66)
St. Hermas, QC, CAN
Occupation professional ice hockey coach

Pierre Pagé,[1] also spelled Pierre Page[2] (born April 30, 1948) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and executive. He currently coaches EHC Red Bull München. He is also a former head coach in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Coaching career[edit]

Pagé started coaching at the age of 24 with Dalhousie University as assistant coach. He became the head coach the following year, a position he held for seven years. He then coached in the National Hockey League (NHL) for thirteen years, coaching the Minnesota North Stars, Quebec Nordiques, Calgary Flames and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. His career record was 253 wins, 301 losses and 82 ties. He was an assistant coach with the Flames that went to the 1986 Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Montreal Canadiens.[3] After being dismissed by the Mighty Ducks, and out of hockey for one season, he continued his coaching career in Europe where he has coached in Switzerland (Ambri Piotta), Germany (Berlin Eisbären) and now in Austria. In Berlin, he led the club to its first two championships.

He is currently the Sporting Director and Head Coach of EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Erste Bank Hockey League in Austria. With Pagé behind the bench, the Red Bulls won the championship in 2008 and 2010 and finished second in 2009 in a close series against Klagenfurt. 2010 was the most successful year in the history of the EC Red Bull Salzburg. The team won their international pre-season tournament (Red Bull Salute), the Continental Cup (IIHF European Championship), and the Austrian Championship. Pagé spearheaded the IIDM—International Ice Hockey Development Model—in Salzburg with the Red Bulls, which aims to develop world class athletes with the help of the training facilities provided at the Thalgau training center.

In Quebec, he also held the general manager position from 1991 until 1994. He was the Quebec Nordiques general manager who traded Eric Lindros for Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Steve Duchesne, Mike Ricci, Chris Simon, Kerry Huffman, $15 million and first round draft picks from the Philadelphia Flyers. This transaction was crucial in securing the Nordiques' future, making them a contender after many years without success on the ice.

Currently he is a manager of EC Red Bull Salzburg.[4]

Career positions[edit]

Source:[3][5]

  • 1972 – 1973 - Dalhousie University (CIAU) - Assistant coach
  • 1973 – 1980 - Dalhousie University (CIAU) - Head coach
  • 1980 – 1982 - Calgary Flames (NHL) - Assistant coach
  • 1982 – 1984 - Colorado Flames (CHL) - Head coach
  • 1984 – 1985 - Moncton Golden Flames (AHL) - Head coach
  • 1985 – 1988 - Calgary Flames (NHL) - Assistant coach
  • 1988 – 1990 - Minnesota North Stars (NHL) - Head coach
  • 1991 – 1994 - Quebec Nordiques (NHL) - Head coach[6]
  • 1995 – 1997 - Calgary Flames (NHL) - Head coach
  • 1997 – 1998 - Anaheim Mighty Ducks (NHL) - Head coach
  • 2000 – 2001 - HC Ambrì-Piotta (NLA/SUI) - Head coach
  • 2002 – 2007 - Eisbären Berlin (DEL) - Head coach
  • 2008 – 2013 - EC Red Bull Salzburg (EBEL) - Head coach
  • 2013 – present - EHC Red Bull München (DEL) - Head coach

NHL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
MIN 1988-89 80 27 37 16 70 3rd in Norris Lost in first round
MIN 1989-90 80 36 40 4 76 4th in Norris Lost in first round
QUE 1991-92 62 17 34 11 (52) 5th in Adams Missed playoffs
QUE 1992-93 84 47 27 10 104 2nd in Adams Lost in first round
QUE 1993-94 84 34 42 8 76 5th in Northeast Missed playoffs
CGY 1995-96 82 34 37 11 79 2nd in Pacific Lost in first round
CGY 1996-97 82 34 41 9 73 5th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
ANA 1997-98 82 26 43 13 65 6th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Total 636 253 301 81

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Preceded by
Maurice Filion
General Manager of the Quebec Nordiques
1990–94
Succeeded by
Pierre Lacroix
Preceded by
Herb Brooks
Head coach of the Minnesota North Stars
198890
Succeeded by
Bob Gainey
Preceded by
Dave Chambers
Head coach of the Quebec Nordiques
199194
Succeeded by
Marc Crawford
Preceded by
Dave King
Head coach of the Calgary Flames
199597
Succeeded by
Brian Sutter
Preceded by
Ron Wilson
Head coach of the Anaheim Ducks
1997–98
Succeeded by
Craig Hartsburg