March 31, 1953 |
Yellowknife, NT, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL Draft||16th overall, 1973
|WHA Draft||35th overall, 1973
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.
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.
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.
- Vic Mercredi's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Vic Mercredi's biography at Legends of Hockey
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