Jean Hamel

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Hamel in the 1979-1980 hockey season

Joseph Jean Pierre Hamel (born June 6, 1952) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 699 games in the National Hockey League.

Hamel was born in Asbestos, Quebec. He played for the St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Nordiques, and Montreal Canadiens.

Hamel retired from professional hockey in 1984, as a direct result of having sustained two serious eye injuries during games in that year — the first, during the "Good Friday massacre", and the second, during a pre-season match.[1][2]


  1. ^ Phillips, Randy (6 October 1984). "Injured Hamel to miss start of season". The Gazette (Montreal). p. F3. Retrieved 6 April 2012. .
  2. ^ "Hamel retires, but gets new contract". The Gazette (Montreal). 21 December 1984. p. D1. 

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