February 3, 1976|
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings|
49th overall, 1994|
Detroit Red Wings
Mathieu Alexandre Dandenault (born February 3, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Dandenault was originally drafted as a right wing, but was converted into a defenceman during the 2001–02 season. After nine seasons with the Red Wings, who drafted him forty-ninth overall in the second round of the 1994 amateur draft, he played for HC Asiago in Italy in 2004–05 (due to the lockout) and upon his return to North America, he signed a 4-year contract with the Canadiens, his hometown team.
A free agent prior to the 2009–10 season, Dandenault was invited to the San Jose Sharks training camp. However, Dandenault was among the final cuts as the Sharks decided to release him on September 27, 2009. On October 21, 2009, the Hartford Wolf Pack, American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers, signed Dandeneault to a Professional Tryout Agreement. On March 4, 2010, the Hartford Wolfpack released Dandenault from his Professional Tryout Agreement.
Dandenault grew up in Gloucester, a suburb of Ottawa, Canada. He married Marie-Christine Lavoie in 2003. They were divorced in 2014.  Dandenault has one daughter, Amélia. Dandenault has two brothers; Louis-Philippe Dandenault, and Alexandre Dandenault
- Won the Stanley Cup in 1997, 1998, and 2002 (Detroit Red Wings)
- Won the 1991 Canadian Tire Cup All-Ontario Bantam AAA Championship as a 15 year old with the Gloucester Rangers ('75s).
Regular season and playoffs
|1995–96||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||4||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||34||5||7||12||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||65||3||9||12||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||68||5||12||17||43||3||1||0||1||0|
|1998–99||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||75||4||10||14||59||10||0||1||1||0|
|1999–2000||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||81||6||12||18||20||6||0||0||0||2|
|2000–01||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||73||10||15||25||38||6||0||1||1||0|
|2001–02||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||81||8||12||20||44||23||1||2||3||8|
|2002–03||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||74||4||15||19||64||4||0||0||0||2|
|2003–04||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||65||3||9||12||40||12||1||1||2||6|
|2009–10||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||19||1||1||2||10||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Former Canadien, Red Wing Mathieu Dandenault retires". The Sports Network. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- "Dandenault's Quest". San Jose Sharks Staff. 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- "Dandenault released by Sharks". CBC. 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
- "Wolf Pack sign Dandenault to PTO". Hartford Wolf Pack. 2009-10-21. Archived from the original on 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
- "Wolf Pack release Dandenault". Hartford Wolf Pack. 2010-03-04. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- "Elles ont craqué pour un joueur de hockey". Journal de Québec. 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2023-07-23.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- NHLPA player biography