Vic Mercredi

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Vic Mercredi
Born (1953-03-31) March 31, 1953 (age 63)
Yellowknife, NT, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Atlanta Flames
Calgary Cowboys
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 35th overall, 1973
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1973–1989

Victor Dennis Mercredi (born March 31, 1953 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger of Métis (mixed Cree, Chipewyan, Irish, and French) ancestry.

Hockey career[edit]

Vic Mercredi's hockey career spanned a decade, from 1969 to 1980. The first National Hockey League player to be born in the Northwest Territories, Mercredi was drafted 16th overall in the first round of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Flames, and 35th overall in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft by the Houston Aeros. He played 2 games for the Atlanta Flames in the 1974–75 season, and three games for the Calgary Cowboys during the 1975-76 WHA season. He also played for a time in Stockholm, Sweden, on the now defunct Hammarby IF Hockey team.

Political involvement[edit]

Mercredi ran for public office to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in the 2011 Northwest Territories general election in the electoral district of Kam Lake. He finished third out of four candidates, while incumbent Dave Ramsay was re-elected.


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Preceded by
Tom Lysiak
Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Richard Mulhern