Pascal Dupuis

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Pascal Dupuis
Pascal Dupuis 2012-03-11.JPG
Born(1979-04-07) April 7, 1979 (age 35)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
PositionWing
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Atlanta Thrashers
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2000–present
 
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Pascal Dupuis
Pascal Dupuis 2012-03-11.JPG
Born(1979-04-07) April 7, 1979 (age 35)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
PositionWing
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Atlanta Thrashers
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2000–present

Pascal Dupuis (born April 7, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Pascal Dupuis started his career with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He played four seasons in the QMJHL, but was never drafted by an NHL club. On 18 August 2000, he was signed by the Minnesota Wild. It took Dupuis a year of development in the International Hockey League before he became a regular player in the NHL. In his second full season, he scored 20 goals and 48 points while having a plus-minus rating of +17. However, in 2003–04, he was bothered by injuries and he was unable to improve on his totals from the previous year.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Dupuis played 8 games for HC Ajoie of the Swiss League.

When the NHL returned in 2005–06, Dupuis managed only 26 points in 67 games. After 48 games with the Wild in the 2006–07 season, he was traded to the New York Rangers for Adam Hall on February 9, 2007. On February 27, 2007, he was traded again, this time to the Atlanta Thrashers for Alex Bourret. On February 9, 2008, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he helped them to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. He won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009. On June 28, 2011, he re-signed for 2 more years, keeping him through the 2012-13 season.

On December 11, 2008, in his 461st game, Dupuis scored his first NHL hat-trick in a game against the New York Islanders. On November 14, 2009, he earned his 100th career goal, an overtime game winner against the Boston Bruins.

As an impending free agent on July 2, 2013, Dupuis opted to remain in Pittsburgh and re-signed to a four-year contract extension.

In the 2013–14 season, on December 23, 2013, Dupuis suffered a season ending knee injury(torn right anterior cruciate ligament). Teammate Sidney Crosby was hip-checked by Senators defenseman Marc Methot. Crosby then hit Dupuis, who went crashing to the boards. He was helped off the ice and did not return. The Penguins lost 5-0 to the Senators, ending a 7 game winning streak, in which Dupuis had scored 3 goals and 2 assists during the streak.

Pascal Dupuis and Sidney Crosby, October 2010.

On February 12, 2014, after a long seven-and-a-half-week wait between injury and appointment, he underwent successful surgery to repair his ACL.[1]

Personal[edit]

Dupuis is the son of Claude Dupuis, a former draft pick of the Quebec Nordiques who played 120 games in the NAHL.

Pascal Dupuis is married to Carole-Lyne. They have four children together: Daughter Maeva (born 2004), son Kody (born February 9, 2006), both born in St. Paul[2] and daughters Zoe (born March 24, 2008 in Atlanta)[3] and Lola. Their youngest daughter Lola was born on November 3, 2010 in Pittsburgh. Pascal made it to the hospital with 8 minutes to spare.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1996–97Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL449152420
1997–98Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL399172636
1997–98Shawinigan CataractesQMJHL28713201062024
1998–99Shawinigan CataractesQMJHL57304272118618918
1999–00Shawinigan CataractesQMJHL6150551059913157224
2000–01Minnesota WildNHL41014
2000–01Cleveland LumberjacksIHL70192443374
2001–02Minnesota WildNHL7615122716
2002–03Minnesota WildNHL8020284844164488
2003–04Minnesota WildNHL5911152620
2004–05HC AjoieNLB8551026
2005–06Minnesota WildNHL6710162640
2006–07Minnesota WildNHL481031338
2006–07New York RangersNHL61010
2006–07Atlanta ThrashersNHL17325441234
2007–08Atlanta ThrashersNHL621051524
2007–08Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL162101282025718
2008–09Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL7112162830160008
2009–10Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL8118203816132684
2010–11Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL811720375971012
2011–12Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL822534593462460
2012–13Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL482018382615741112
2013–14Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL39713208
NHL totals83718221237438310519254456

Awards & Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penguins Dupuis has successful Knee surgery". National Hockey League. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche defeat Wild 2 to 1". Colorado Avalanche. 2006-02-09. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Islanders 4, Penguins 1". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2008-03-24. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Penguins notebook: Malkin moves back to center". The Post Gazette. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 

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