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PIERRE MONDOU (1976-1985)

Pierre
Mondou

1952-1963
Position C
Shoots L
Weight 175lbs
Height 5'10"
Date of birth November 27th, 1955
Place of birth Sorel, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 9
Other numbers 24
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 548 194 262 456 215 179
1977-1978 71 19 30 49 32 8
1978-1979 77 31 41 72 59 26
1979-1980 75 30 36 66 26 12
1980-1981 57 17 24 41 24 16
1981-1982 73 35 33 68 18 57
1982-1983 76 29 37 66 32 31
1983-1984 52 15 22 37 9 8
1984-1985 67 18 39 57 15 21
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 69 17 28 45 0 26
1976-1977 4 0 0 0 0 0
1977-1978 15 3 7 10 0 4
1978-1979 16 3 6 9 0 4
1979-1980 4 1 4 5 0 4
1980-1981 3 0 1 1 0 0
1981-1982 5 2 5 7 0 8
1982-1983 3 0 1 1 0 2
1983-1984 14 6 3 9 0 2
1984-1985 5 2 1 3 0 2

DESPITE BEING PLAGUED BY INJURIES THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAD TO HIS RETIREMENT, PIERRE MONDOU HAD AN INCREDIBLE SCORING TOUCH.

Pierre Mondou became a local celebrity while still a teenager, starring for his hometown QJMHL team, the Sorel Eperviers. Mondou scored 37 and 62 goals, respectively in his first two complete seasons of junior hockey before finishing up his career in the “Q” with the Montreal Bleu-Blanc-Rouge.

A first round pick in the 1975 Amateur Draft by both the Canadiens and the WHA’s Quebec Nordiques, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound forward chose to play alongside his childhood heroes and signed with the Habs. Assigned to the AHL’s Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Mondou recorded 77 points on 34 goals and 43 assists in his initial pro campaign, earning him league rookie of the year honors.

In 1976-77, he increased his offensive productivity, leading the AHL with 44 markers while ending the season as a Calder Cup champion. The championship wouldn’t mark the end of Mondou’s hockey season, however. He got the call to join the big club, playing four games in the Finals to become one of the select few players in history to earn a Stanley Cup title before appearing in an NHL regular season game.

His minor league days behind him for good, Mondou stuck with the Canadiens to start the 1977-78 season and remained with the team for the next eight years. He scored in his first regular season game, continuing to showcase his offensive talent at the NHL level.

While Mondou was a gifted offensive performer, his services as a defensive specialist were as valuable to the Canadiens as his three 30-goal campaigns. He countered the opponents’ top scoring lines night after night and was also one of Montreal’s top penalty killers, rarely being called for infractions while thwarting enemy forwards’ efforts.

A complete player, Mondou was often overshadowed by the achievements of his flashier teammates. He quietly and steadily played his game, an important youthful cog on Stanley Cup Championship squads in his two first official seasons in the league.

Unlucky when it came to injuries, Mondou missed significant parts of two seasons, causing him to fall short of 25-goal campaigns in both 1980-81 and 1983-84. A veteran Mondou took to the ice in 1984-85, looking forward to playing a complete season.

It wasn’t meant to be. With 13 games left on the regular season calendar, in a game against the Hartford Whalers, Mondou was celebrating his 18th goal of the season when an errant stick caught him in the eye, resulting in a career-ending injury. He is one of a handful of players to have added their name to the score sheet in both their first and last NHL games.

In 548 regular season contests, all with Montreal, Mondou scored 194 goals and picked up 262 assists. He added another 17 goals and 28 helpers in the postseason.

Returning to Sorel, Mondou coached at the junior level before rejoining the Canadiens, where he spent more than a decade in a variety of scouting functions.