J. P. Vigier

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J. P. Vigier
Born (1976-09-11) September 11, 1976 (age 37)
Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right/Left Wing
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
SC Bern
Atlanta Thrashers
Genève-Servette HC
NHL Draft undrafted
Playing career 1999–present

Jean-Pierre Vigier (born September 11, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for SC Bern of the National League A in Switzerland. He is the captain for SC Bern during away games.

Career[edit]

Vigier spent four seasons at Northern Michigan University before signing as a free-agent with the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.[1] He began his professorial career in the International Hockey League with the Orlando Solar Bears. Vigier played parts of two season with the Solar Bears helping them to win the Turner Cup in 2001.[2] He also made his NHL debut during the 2000–01 season, one of only two games he played at the NHL level that year. Following the 2000–01 season Vigier joined the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). While with the Wolves he helped them win the Calder Cup in 2002,[2] scoring 14 points in 21 play-off games. He split time between the Wolves and Thrashers for the next two seasons before becoming an NHL regular during the 2003–04 season.[1] Vigier returned to the AHL for the 2004–05 season following the news that the 2004–05 NHL season was canceled due to the labor dispute. He went on to score 29 goals and 70 points while posting a career best plus-26, the successful season earned him AHL Second All-Star Team honors. He again helped the Wolves to the Calder Cup finals, registering 11 points in 18 play-off games. However, the Wolves were swept in the Calder Cup finals by the Philadelphia Phantoms.[3] Vigier returned to the NHL following the lockout but was limited to only 41 games due to a broken foot and a knee injury. He was resigned by the Thrashers to a one year deal in the off-season.[2] He played in 72 games during 2006–07 season scoring 5 goals and 13 points.[1] In 2007, he signed with Genève-Servette HC in Switzerland[4] where he played for two seasons scoring a total of 67 points. He joined National League A rival SC Bern on 18 June 2009.[5]

International career[edit]

Vigier has represented Canada three times as a member of Team Canada at the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Spengler Cup tournaments.[6] Winning the Spengler Cup in 2007.[7]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Northern Michigan Steve Bozek Plus-Minus Award 1997-98 [8]
Northern Michigan Bill Joyce Best Forward Award 1998-99 [8]
All-CCHA Second Team 1998-99 [1]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1999 [1]
Northern Michigan Brad Werenka Coaches Academic Award 1999-00 [8]
AHL Second All-Star Team 2004-05 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "J.P. Vigier's player profile". Legends of Hockey.net. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Thrashers Re-Sign JP Vigier". Thrashers.NHL.com. 2006-08-07. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Trophy Case: Calder Cup". AHL Hall of Fame.com. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Jean-Pierre Vigier: Right Wing". NHL.com. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  5. ^ "Movements". The Hockey News.com. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  6. ^ "Canada Roster - 2009 Spengler Cup". Hockey Canada.ca. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Hockey Canada Names Spengler Cup Roster". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  8. ^ a b c "Northern Michigan University Hockey Team Awards and Honors". Northern Michigan University.edu. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 

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