Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jocelyn Guevremont
As a junior rearguard with the Montreal Junior Canadiens from 1968 to 1971, Jocelyn Guevremont established some very impressive credentials, especially for his offensive work from the point.

The newly-formed Vancouver Canucks made the young rearguard their first-ever amateur selection in the 1971 Amateur Draft. And although he lacked defensive skills during the early going, he applied himself steadfastly to balance his game. As such, he finished his rookie campaign with a league-record 51 points, the most, up to that time, scored by a rookie.

As an offensive specialist, Guevremont continued his industrious efforts to shore up his defensive game. The results came to fruition after his trade to the Buffalo Sabres in 1974. There he succeeded in maintaining his offensive output while landing on the positive side of the plus/minus scale year in and year out.

He lasted with the Sabres until 1979. At that time, he was dispatched to the New York Rangers. In the Big Apple, however, Guevremont saw only limited action, spending much of his time in the press box watching new recruits make rookie mistakes. He was finally sent down to the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL. But before he left, he warned the Rangers' management that unless he got some ice-time on his next invite the NHL, they could consider him to have a chronic shoulder ailment.

As a result, word traveled across the league that the veteran defender was damaged goods. The fallout came in the form of no offers from other NHL clubs, such as the St. Louis Blues, who would have otherwise picked him up. Tired of waiting by the phone, Guevremont retired at the close of the 1979-80 campaign.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Laval Saints QJHL 50 10 20 30
1968-69 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 54 11 40 51 79 14 6 21 27 6
1968-69 Montreal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 8 2 5 7 6
1969-70 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 54 13 45 58 46 16 5 21 26 18
1969-70 Montreal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 12 4 24 28 10
1970-71 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 60 22 66 88 112 11 7 13 20 26
1971-72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 13 38 51 44 -28
1972-73 Canada Summit-72
1972-73 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 16 26 42 46 -42
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 72 15 24 39 34 -37
1974-75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 64 7 25 32 32 +32 17 0 6 6 14
1975-76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 12 40 52 57 +47 9 0 5 5 2
1976-77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 9 29 38 46 +26 6 3 4 7 0
1977-78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 66 7 28 35 46 +25 8 1 2 3 2
1978-79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 3 8 11 8 +12
1979-80 New York Rangers NHL 20 2 5 7 6 -12
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 36 7 27 34 18 10 0 10 10 10
NHL Totals 571 84 223 307 319 40 4 17 21 18


OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1970)
OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1971) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1974)
Traded to Buffalo by Vancouver with Bryan McSheffrey for Gerry Meehan and Mike Robitaille, October 14, 1974. Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo for future considerations, March 12, 1979.
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