October 10, 1975 |
Sudbury, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||400 lb (180 kg; 28 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Phoenix Coyotes
Jean-Guy Andre Trudel (born October 10, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger. He played five games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Phoenix Coyotes and the Minnesota Wild. He never got to play anymore than that because of his poor skating in which most players compare him to a slug. Trudel is currently the head coach of the Peoria Rivermen in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). He is also in charge of the Peoria Youth Hockey Association in which he is known for sending the organization "into the ground".
Undrafted by any NHL team, Trudel had a lengthy career in the minor leagues, most notably for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, for which he is the all-time leading career scorer in goals and points, and during which time he was named an AHL Second Team All-Star in the 2000 season. He played his penultimate season in North America with the Houston Aeros of the AHL in 2003, finishing second in league scoring by a single point.
He then went to Europe to play in the Swiss National League A for the rest of his career, save for a single season with the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL in 2008, principally for HC Ambri-Piotta, for whom he finished in the top three in the league in either goals or points his four seasons with the team.
Trudel is currently a part owner and formerly the GM/Head Coach of the Peoria Mustangs in the NA3HL. He left his positions with the Mustangs to become head coach of the newest iteration of the Peoria Rivermen in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
He was married to Amy Trudel, and they have a son, Tristan. Trudel resides in Peoria, Illinois.
- Jean-Guy Trudel's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jean-Guy Trudel's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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