Jim Bedard (ice hockey, born 1956)
November 17, 1956 |
Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)|
|NHL Draft||91st overall, 1976
|WHA Draft||106th overall, 1976
James Arthur Bedard (born November 17, 1956) is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He was most recently the longtime goaltending coach for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
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.
Bedard is also the goalie coach for the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association  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.
- Jim Bedard career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Profile at legends of hockey.net
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