|Debut:||October 9, 1974
(Washington at N.Y. Rangers)
|Final NHL game:|| November 30, 1974
(Washington at Toronto)
|Stanley Cup:||Never won|
Year: 1974. Playoffs: None
|Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Complete statistics available at NHL.com|
Named left wing on Metropolitan Montreal Junior B league's All-Star First Team with St. Laurent in 1967-68. ... Finished seventh in QMJHL scoring race with 118 points in 1970-71.
Won EHL North Rookie of Year award with New Haven in 1971-72. ... Played on first Washington Capitals team in
inaugural 1974-75 season and made his NHL debut in team's first game on Oct.
9, 1974, vs. N.Y. Rangers at Madison Square Garden. ... Won AHL John B.
Sollenberger Trophy as league's top scorer with 99 points for Springfield in
1976-77. ... Led Springfield (AHL) in goals (42), assists (57) and points
(99) in 1976-77. ... Tied for fifth in AHL with 88 points for Springfield in
1977-78. ... Served as Springfield (AHL) captain in 1978-79. ... Won France
league championship with Tours in 1980. ... Named to IIHF World Championship
Pool C All-Star Team with France in 1981. ... Won France league championship
with Saint-Gervais in 1983. ... Named to IIHF World Championship Pool C
All-Star Team with France in 1983. ... Was France national team
captain from 1984 to 1988. ... Won France league championship with
Saint-Gervais in 1985 and 1986. ... Won France league championship with
Paris in 1989. ... Ended his international playing career as France's
all-time leading scorer in IIHF compeititon, having scored 55 points in 42
games representing his country. He also served as France's captain at four
IIHF events in which he competed, including the 1988 Olympics. ... Won
France league championship as head coach of Brest in 1996 and 1997. ...
Inducted into France's Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.
|Note: All games played for French National Team|
|1981:||World Championships at Beijing, China (fifth place, Pool C)|
|1982:||World Championships at Jaca, Spain (fourth place, Pool C)|
|1983:||World Championships at Budapest, Hungary (fifth place, Pool C)|
|1985:||World Championships at Megeve, Chamonix, and Saint-Gervais, France (first place, Pool C)|
|1986:||World Championships at Eindhoven, Netherlands (fourth place, Pool B)|
|1987:||World Championships at Canazei, Italy (fourth place, Pool B)|
|1988:||Olympics at Calgary, Alberta (11th place)|
July 29, 1974 -- Rights sold by N.Y.
Rangers to Washington. The sale came out of a deal made prior to the
June 12 NHL Expansion Draft in which the Capitals agreed not to select
certain players off of N.Y. Rangers' roster.
Aug. 27, 1977 -- Signed WHA contract
with New England.
Full Name: Andre
Other Post-Draft Teams: New Haven (EHL); Providence (AHL); Richmond, Springfield (AHL); New England (WHA); Tours (France); Villach (Austria); St. Gervais, Chamonix, Paris (France)
Coaching Career: Named Paris (France) player-assistant coach prior to 1988-89 season and remained in that position through 1989-90 season. ... Named Paris (France) assistant coach prior to 1990-91 season and remained in that position through 1990-91 season. ... Named Briancon (France) head coach prior to 1991-92 season and remained in that position through 1991-92 season. ... Named Brest (France) head coach prior to 1992-93 season and remained in that position through 1996-97 season. ... Named Fribourg-Gotteron (Switzerland) head coach prior to 1997-98 season and remained in that position through 1998-99 season. ... Named Zug (Switzerland) head coach prior to 2000-01 season and remained in that position through 2000-01 season. ... Named Brest (France) head coach on Nov. 26, 2009, and remained in that position through 2010-11 season. ... Named Bordeaux (France) head coach on Feb. 6, 2012, and remained in that position until Feb. 19, 2012, when he resigned by saying he didn't feel team was in position to be competitive due to issues with the arena.
|Selected by Quebec Nordiques in 1972 WHA Draft -- first-ever WHA Draft -- in February 1972.||Left North America after the 1978-79 season to continue career in his native France.||Returned from France to join Springfield (AHL) for end of 1980-81 season and playoffs.||Coached youth baseball in Laval, Quebec, during off-seasons of his playing days.|
|Won Stanley Cup:||5|
|Hall of Fame:||3|
|1971 PICKS BY TEAM|
OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1971