Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Norm Dupont
Norm Dupont was a first-round selection of the Montreal Canadiens, 18th overall, from the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1977.

Dupont was a scoring star in major junior hockey and had 55 goals and 70 assists for 125 points in 70 games as a 16-year-old rookie. He followed that up with seasons of 158, 132, and 153-points.

Unfortunately for Dupont, as good as he was at putting the puck in the net, the high-flying Habs already had the likes of Lafleur, Shutt, and Lemaire doing a pretty good job of handling the goal-scoring, so he was not immediately needed. Dupont played in the minors with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs for 81 games in 1977-78, scoring 31 goals and 29 assists for 60 points. He spent most of the next year in Nova Scotia but was inserted into the Habs' lineup for 35 games. Dupont was relegated to watching from the bench most of the time and was only able to score once during his time with the club.

He got the chance to play in 1980-81 when he landed with the Winnipeg Jets, traded for Winnipeg's second-round pick in 1982. After playing 80 games he had 27 goals and 26 for 53 points--all career highs for Dupont. After spending a couple of more seasons with the Jets he was traded to the Hartford Whalers for their fourth-round pick in 1983. He stayed with the Whalers for 40 games in 1983-84, his final NHL season.

Dupont last played professional hockey with Biel of the Swiss Elite League in 1991, scoring 51 points in 39 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 70 55 70 125 4 9 3 8 11 0
1974-75 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 72 84 74 158 45 9 3 8 11 9
1975-76 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 70 69 63 132 6 6 7 3 10 0
1976-77 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 71 70 83 153 52 13 9 10 19 9
1977-78 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 81 31 29 60 21
1978-79 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 48 27 31 58 10 10 7 4 11 2
1979-80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 35 1 3 4 4 +2 8 1 1 2 0
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 27 26 53 8 -57
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 62 13 25 38 22 -24 4 2 0 2 0
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 39 7 16 23 6 -16 1 1 1 2 0
1982-83 Sherbrooke Jets AHL 3 2 1 3 2
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 40 7 15 22 12 -16
1983-84 Binghamton Whalers AHL 27 14 24 38 6
1984-85 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 38 41 33 74 3 3 0 3
1985-86 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 36 44 45 89
1986-87 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 35 30 42 72 3
1987-88 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 37 50 35 85
1988-89 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 36 38 37 75 7 3 4 7 0
1990-91 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 36 23 26 49 3 0 2 2
1991-92 HC Ajoie Swiss-2 25 43 48 91
1992-93 HC Ajoie Swiss 25 15 17 32 20
NHL Totals 256 55 85 140 52 13 4 2 6 0


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1975)
QMJHL West First All-Star Team (1976)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1977)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (1978)
Traded to Winnipeg by Montreal for Winnipeg's 2nd round pick (David Maley) in 1982 NHL Draft, September 26, 1980. Traded to Hartford by Winnipeg for Hartford's 4th round pick (Chris Mills) in 1984 NHL Draft, July 4, 1983.
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