Pierre Sévigny (ice hockey)

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Pierre Sévigny
Born (1971-09-08) September 8, 1971 (age 43)
Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 51st overall, 1989
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1991–2006

Joseph Jean Pierre Sévigny (born September 8, 1971 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player who briefly played in the National Hockey League.

Hockey career[edit]

As a junior, he played for the Verdun Junior Canadiens and Saint-Hyacinthe Laser of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.[1] He was drafted in the third round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. A gritty left-winger, he was for many years considered to be one of their top prospects. Sévigny was later a member of the Canadian national team that won the gold medal at the 1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Sévigny failed to make much of an impact as a player in the NHL, however. He went long stretches without scoring and spent most of his six years in the Canadiens' organization playing for their minor-league affiliate, the Fredericton Canadiens.[1] He appeared in only 75 regular-season games with Montreal. He later signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers, where he appeared in three more NHL games in 1997–98.[1]

Sévigny continued to play professionally at various minor-league levels and in Europe until 2006. Following a stint coaching Les Lions du Collège St-Lawrence of the Quebec AAA Junior Hockey League, in 2007 he became the head coach of the Quebec Radio X of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey, a low-level professional league based in Quebec.

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2003). Players: the ultimate A–Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-25999-9. 
  1. ^ a b c Podnieks, p. 777

External links[edit]

Pierre Sevigny's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database