Jim Bedard (ice hockey, born 1956)

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Jim Bedard
Born (1956-11-17) November 17, 1956 (age 61)
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
Washington Capitals
Dayton Gems
Hershey Bears
Rochester Americans
Tulsa Oilers
Cincinnati Stingers
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1976
Washington Capitals
WHA Draft 106th overall, 1976
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1976–1994

James Arthur Bedard (born November 17, 1956) is a Canadian retired ice hockey goaltender. He was most recently the longtime goaltending coach for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1]

Originally drafted in 1976 by the Washington Capitals, Bedard played for parts of two seasons with the Capitals. After playing two seasons in the minor leagues, Bedard signed to play in the Finnish SM-liiga, After two seasons with TPS Turku he played in Finland for 12 seasons more, mostly in lower divisions, before finally retiring in 1994.

After his playing career, he served as the goaltending coach with the Detroit Red Wings for 19 seasons. He had won three Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1998, 2002 and 2008. On May 9, 2016, it was reported that Bedard's contract with the team would not be renewed.[2]

Bedard is also the goalie coach for the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association [3] and is active in its efforts to raise money for children's charities in Metro Detroit. As of 2016-17, Bedard is the goaltending coach for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires.


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