November 30, 1966 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble
HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
Philippe Bozon (born November 30, 1966) is a former French professional ice hockey player who played for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL) between the 1991-92 and 1994-95 seasons. He is the first of only six French-born and trained players to appear in the NHL, the other five being Cristobal Huet, Stéphane Da Costa, Antoine Roussel, Pierre-Édouard Bellemare and Yohann Auvitu. He is currently the head coach for Boxers de Bordeaux of the Ligue Magnus.
Bozon began his career playing for the St. Jean Beavers in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League followed by four years competing in his native France. Playing for the Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups, he won the French championship in 1991. He was then recruited by the Blues and was used as a defensive-minded forward and occasionally on the scoring line with Brett Hull. After his time with the Blues, Bozon played professionally in Germany and Switzerland. In Germany, his Adler Mannheim team won the league championship in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Bozon is married to Hélène Barbier, who was an alpine skier. They have three children, sons Timothé and Kevin, and daughter Allison. Both Timothé and Kevin play hockey; Timothé is with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League and was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, while Kevin is currently with the junior club of HC Lugano in Switzerland. Bozon's father, Alain Bozon, was also a hockey player, and was elected into the French Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.
Career NHL Statistics
|1991–92||St. Louis Blues||NHL||9||1||3||4||4|
|1992–93||St. Louis Blues||NHL||54||6||6||12||55|
|1993–94||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||9||16||25||42|
|1994–95||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||0||0||0|