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Where are they now? Pierre Mondou
MONTREAL | October 16th, 2013
Where are they now? Pierre Mondou
The Canadiens didn’t pile up 100 years of history without the blood, sweat and tears of the over 750 players to have ever worn the uniform. From the likes of Donald Audette to Zarley Zalapski, there are former Habs scattered all over the world. Although many hardcore Canadiens fans can rattle off the career accomplishments of hundreds of their old heroes, the question remains: what are these guys up to today? On the hot seat today: Pierre Mondou.

Where are you currently living?
I’ve been living in Sorel-Tracy since I retired with the Canadiens in 1985.

What are you up to these days?
I just finished my seventh year as a part-time amateur scout for the New Jersey Devils. I cover Quebec, eastern Ontario and a bit of the northern United States.

How many times per year do you still lace up the skates?
Unfortunately I was forced to quit playing altogether about five years ago due to a problem with my shoulder.

Do you still stay in touch with any of your former teammates?
Yeah, I like to pop into the Alumni Lounge at the Bell Centre whenever I’m there during the regular season, and I usually attend a few alumni golf tournaments each summer. We also make it a point to organize a big dinner for the alumni at the beginning of each season to help us all stay in touch.

Around how many Canadiens games do you end up watching each season?
As many as I can! With my scouting job during the regular season, I usually have time to catch the highlights or the condensed versions of the game at the end of the night.

When was the last time you made it out to the Bell Centre for a game?
Last season. I tend to make it out to about three or four games every year, and I always take the opportunity to pass by the Alumni Lounge whenever I’m there.

Who is your favorite player on the Canadiens’ current roster?
I’m a big fan of Carey Price. It’s great that he was just able to sign a long-term contract with the team. He’s definitely a top-tier goaltender and I’m convinced they made the right choice by signing him.

Is there a game that you played in during your time with the Canadiens that sticks out in your mind?
Let’s say I came on board with the Canadiens at the right time, because we won a few Stanley Cups in a row at the time when I started playing there. But I think my fondest memories are of the games we used to play with the Nordiques. Playoff games against that team were always intense. If they managed to beat us, we knew we were in for a long summer. We had an incredible rivalry with them.

Where do you keep your Stanley Cup Championship rings?
I’ve kept them all, but I don’t wear them very often – they’re pretty huge. I consider them all priceless to me.