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JACQUES LEMAIRE (1983-1985)

Jacques
Lemaire

1983 -
Date of birth September 7th, 1945
Place of birth LaSalle, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 2
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 97 48 37 12 0 108
1983-1984 17 7 10 0 0 14
1984-1985 80 41 27 12 0 94
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 15 12  
1983-1984 15 9 6 Conference Finals
1984-1985 12 6 6 Division finals
After winning eight Stanley Cups during his playing career with the Canadiens, Jacques Lemaire replaced Bob Berry behind the bench late in the 1983-84 season.

Under Lemaire, the Habs finished the schedule with seven wins and 10 losses and just barely clawed their way into the playoffs.

Despite a difficult season, the Canadiens played their best hockey in the postseason as they upset Boston and Quebec in the first two rounds.

Montreal ultimately fell to the New York Islanders in the conference final, four games to two.

The following season, Lemaire’s team picked up where it left off as the Canadiens won the Adams Division title with 91 points, including 41 wins.

After defeating Boston in the first round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, Montreal lost to Quebec in the seventh and deciding game of the division final.

Renowned for his patience with young players, Lemaire helped develop Stephane Richer and Petr Svoboda as they made their debuts with Montreal.

During his brief tenure as the Canadiens’ head coach, Lemaire recorded a total of 48 regular season victories and a division title.

He was succeeded by Jean Perron in 1985, though he added two more Stanley Cups with the Canadiens, in 1986 and 1993, as an assistant to the general manager.

Lemaire won the Stanley Cup as head coach of the New Jersey Devils in 1995, and has held the same position since 2000 with the Minnesota Wild.