Hugo Bélanger

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Hugo Bélanger
Born (1970-05-28) May 28, 1970 (age 46)
Saint-Hubert, PQ, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for IHL
Indianapolis Ice
Atlanta Knights
Phoenix Roadrunners
Fort Wayne Komets
Nashville Knights
Pensacola Ice Pilots
Phoenix Mustangs
Adirondack IceHawks
Sorel Mission
NHL Draft 163rd overall, 1990
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1993–2008

Hugo P. Bélanger (born May 28, 1970) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left wing. Hugo Bélanger was selected in the 8th round (163rd overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks and went on to play 15 seasons in hockey’s minor leagues.

Bélanger was named the Sher-Wood Most Valuable Player in the UHL four times in his UHL career, as well as the MVP of the ECHL in 1996 and the MVP of the WCHL as a member of the Phoenix Mustangs.[1][2][3] Bélanger played a total of 1011 games in his minor league hockey career, totalling 1465 points (518 goals and 947 assists). That point total is the most scored by any player since 1980 and the fifth highest total of all-time.[4]

Belanger also played four season of major league roller hockey in both the RHI (with the Long Island Jawz and Anaheim Bullfrogs) and the MLRH (with the Virginia Vultures).[5] While playing for the Vultures, Belanger won the MLRH scoring title by 52 points (79-79-158, 20 GP), including scoring a league record 11 goals and 15 assists in one game.[3] Belanger was named the RHI MVP in 1996, after becoming the only player in RHI history to record a 100-point season.[6] As a member of Team Canada, Belanger earned a gold medal in the 1998 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship.[3]

Belanger was inducted into the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 12, 2011 along with Barry Melrose and Jody Gage.[7]

College career[edit]

Belanger played four years for the Clarkson Golden Knights in the ECAC (NCAA Division I), posting 205 points (81 goals, 124 assists) in 139 games. Belanger ranks as the third all-time scorer in Clarkson history.[8]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1989–90
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1991
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1991–92


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Craig Woodcroft
ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
Succeeded by
Daniel Laperrière