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JACQUES DEMERS (1992-1996)

Jacques
Demers

1992 -
Date of birth August 25th, 1944
Place of birth Montreal, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 4
Seasons - NHL 13
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
TOTALS 220 107 86 27 0 241
1992-1993 84 48 30 6 0 102
1993-1994 84 41 29 14 0 96
1994-1995 48 18 23 7 - 43
1995-1996 4 0 4 0 - 0
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
RESULT Result
TOTALS 27 19 8  
1992-1993 20 16 4 Stanley Cup Champions
1993-1994 7 3 4 Conference quarterfinals
After claiming consecutive Jack Adams Awards with the Detroit Red Wings, Jacques Demers came home to Montreal to coach the Canadiens as Pat Burns’ replacement in 1992.

Demers immediately made his mark with the Habs by recording 102 points, ensuring the team’s presence in the postseason.

During the opening round in Quebec City, Patrick Roy struggled and the Nordiques took a 2-0 lead in the series.

A players’ coach, Demers kept his cool, as well as the promise he made to his star goalie by leaving Roy in place for Game 3.

The strategy worked. Roy led the Canadiens to a huge 2-1 win in overtime and the team went on to claim the series in six games.

In the second round, Roy continued his stellar play, sweeping Buffalo and its star netminder, Grant Fuhr.

Demers led the Canadiens on to their 24th Stanley Cup by defeating the New York Islanders and the Los Angeles Kings.

During the 1993 Playoffs, Montreal recorded an incredible 10 straight overtime wins, and Roy claimed his second Conn Smythe Trophy.

The following year, despite recording 96 points during the regular season, the Canadiens were eliminated in the first round by the Boston Bruins.

In 1994-1995, the Canadiens missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years.

Demers was fired after the team lost the first four games of the 1995-96 season. He was replaced by Mario Tremblay.

Demers left Montreal with a Stanley Cup and 107 regular season wins to his credit.

On August 27, 2009, he was appointed to Senate by Prime ministre Stephen Harper.