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|1976 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in sixth round
No. 91 overall by Washington Capitals
November 14, 1956
Height: 5-10 Weight: 181
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada)
Niagara Falls, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OMJHL Pinkney Trophy (Lowest Team GAA): 1975-76 (Sudbury)
OMJHL All-Star First Team: 1975-76 (Sudbury)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News
draft preview issue as OMJHL's No. 9 prospect for the 1976 NHL draft.
| Debut: December 2, 1977 (Cleveland at
Numbers: 1, 31 (Washington)
Cup: 1998, 2002 (as goalie coach). Status: Retired 1994
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Coaching Career: Named Detroit goaltending
consultant prior to 1997-98 season, had title upgraded to goaltending coach in
2002, and remained in that position through 2006-07 season.
Named second star in his first NHL game, which was also first NHL start. ...
Set Washington single-season record (since broken) for lowest goals-against
average with 3.66 GAA in 1977-78.
|Post-Draft Teams: Dayton (IHL); Hershey (AHL);
Cincinnati (CHL); Rochester (AHL); Tulsa (CHL); Turku TPS, Imatra, Hameenlinna,
Turku Kiekko-67, Turku HT, Turku TuTo (Finland)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick: 1976 (by Edmonton, No. 106 overall in Round 10)
1979-80: Played two regular-season games for Hershey team that went on
to win AHL playoff title, but was not with team in postseason.
Coaching Career: Named Niagara Falls (OHL) goaltending coach prior to
1994-95 season, relocated with team to Erie prior to 1996-97 season and
remained in that position through 1997-98 season.
Miscellaneous: Was on Cincinnati (CHL) team that folded on Dec. 17,
1979. ... Served as goaltending consultant to several European teams during
Personal: Full name is James Arthur Bedard.
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