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JEAN PERRON (1985-1988)

Jean
Perron

1985 -
Date of birth October 5th, 1946
Place of birth Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 3
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 240 126 84 30 0 282
1985-1986 80 40 33 7 0 87
1986-1987 80 41 29 10 0 92
1987-1988 80 45 22 13 0 103
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 48 30 18  
1985-1986 20 15 5 Stanley Cup Champions
1986-1987 17 10 7 Conference Finals
1987-1988 11 5 6 Division finals
Jean Perron was an assistant on Jacques Lemaire’s coaching staff with the Canadiens before he took over as the team’s head coach following Lemaire’s resignation in 1985.

In his first season as an NHL head coach, Perron won 40 games and Montreal finished second in the Adams Division. Mats Naslund exploded for 110 points.

At the outset of the playoffs, Perron decided to entrust goaltending duties to rookie Patrick Roy, just as Al MacNeil did with Ken Dryden in 1971.

It proved to be a sound decision as Roy led the Canadiens all the way – by defeating in turn the Bruins, Whalers, Rangers and Flames – to the team’s 23rd Stanley Cup.

Roy won the Conn Smythe Trophy with a 15-5 record and a sensational 1.92 goals-against average during the playoffs.

Subsequently, despite seasons of 41 and 45 wins, Perron was unable to repeat his rookie accomplishment and the team was eliminated in the third and second rounds in successive years.

Following the 1987-88 season, Perron was relieved of his duties and he joined the Quebec Nordiques.

In three seasons with Montreal, Perron recorded 126 regular season victories. He won the Stanley Cup and the Prince of Wales Trophy as well as a division title, while ensuring the Canadiens’ presence in the playoffs three times.