Vic Mercredi

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Vic Mercredi
Born (1953-03-31) March 31, 1953 (age 64)
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
WHA
Calgary Cowboys
BCJHL
Penticton Broncos
WCHL
New Westminister Bruins
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 35th overall, 1973
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1969–1980

Victor Dennis Mercredi (born March 31, 1953 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) is a half Chipewyan native Canadian that formerly played professional ice hockey as a left winger.[1]

Hockey Career and Accomplishments[edit]

Vic Mercredi's hockey career spanned a decade, from 1969 to 1980. He played for the Penticton Broncos in the BCJHL from 1969–71 and the New Westminister Bruins in the WCHL from 1971-73.[2] 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. Mercredi was the 1970-71 BCJHL MVP and voted on the BCJHL all-star first team.[3] He was also inducted into the Northwest Territories Sport Hall of Fame in 2013 for being the first hockey player born in the Northwest Territories to play in the National Hockey League.[4]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 NHL Amateur Draft -- Vic Mercredi". www.hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Vic Mercredi hockey statistics and profile at hockeydb.com". www.hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Vic Mercredi | Sport North Federation". sportnorth.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  4. ^ Church, M. "Hockey hero inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame – Northern Journal". norj.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 

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Preceded by
Tom Lysiak
Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Richard Mulhern