Dumont with the Nashville Predators
April 1, 1978 |
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Blackhawks
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 1996
New York Islanders
Jean-Pierre "J.P." Dumont (born April 1, 1978) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and Nashville Predators. Dumont was hired as the head coach of the Tier III Nashville Junior Predators, based in Franklin, Tennessee, in 2016.
Dumont played four seasons for Val-d'Or Foreurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Roberto Luongo, Francis Lessard, Steve Bégin and Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre were teammates at Val-d'Or who have also made it to the NHL.
Dumont was drafted third overall the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. In 1998, a contract dispute between Dumont and the team led to the Islanders to trade him to the Chicago Blackhawks along with a fifth round pick in exchange for Dmitri Nabokov. In March 2000, he was traded by the Blackhawks to the Buffalo Sabres. Dumont, Doug Gilmour and a draft pick went to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Michal Grosek.
During the 2007–08 season, Dumont was signed by the Predators to a four-year, $16-million contract extension.
On October 17, 2008, Dumont scored his 400th point in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
In the 2010-11 season, Dumont posted just 19 points in 70 games with the Predators, his lowest point total since coming to Nashville. Consequently on June 30, 2011, the day before free agency, the Predators bought out Dumont, making him an unrestricted free agent for July 1. In ending his tenure with the Predators, Dumont left the franchise placing fifth in all-time scoring with 267 points in 388 games.
With limited NHL interest, on October 21, 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Swiss team SC Bern of the National League A. Marking a return after playing 13 games for Bern during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. In his final professional season in 2011–12, Dumont contributed to the offence at a point-per-game average, helping Bern reach the Championship finals.
J.P. is married to Kristin and has four daughters: Ella, Ava, Laila and Mya.
In 2010, Dumont generously donated items to the Brewer, Maine, youth hockey program, by-way of (now former) Maine State Representative Chris Greeley, who served for a number of years in the Maine Legislature with Dumont's father-in-law, a state senator.
Regular season and playoffs
|Representing the Canada|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
|Junior int'l totals||7||0||0||0||0|
|Senior int'l totals||9||0||1||1||0|
- "Nashville names former NHL'er Dumont as head coach". North American 3 Hockey League. June 13, 2016.
- "Predators buy out Dumont, make him unrestricted free agent". The Sports Network. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- "Bern capture NHL star J.P. Dumont!" (in German). SC Bern. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
- "Nashville Predators 2010–11 MediaGuide" (PDF). Nashville Predators. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
|New York Islanders first round draft pick
|Buffalo Sabres captain