Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sylvain Blouin
When Sylvain Blouin made the jump to major junior hockey in Quebec with the Laval Titan it was clear to everyone, including Blouin, what his role was to be, that being to play a hard physical game.

In his first full year with Laval he racked up 373 minutes in penalties in 68 games. The Titan advanced to the Memorial Cup, eventually won by the host Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Blouin got to know the timekeepers in the QMJHL even more intimately in his second year with the Titan, upping his penalty minutes to a staggering 492 although to his credit he did provide some offensive support, netting 18 goals and 40 points. En route to a second-straight Memorial Cup appearance with Laval, Blouin spent 177 minutes in the penalty box in 21 playoff games, and although the Titan faired better at the 1994 Cup, they lost in the finals to Kamloops.

The New York Rangers selected Blouin in the fourth round, 104th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, looking to gain more toughness for the team. After stints in the AHL and ECHL, it wasn't until the 1996-97 campaign that Blouin got the chance to play for the Blueshirts, dressing for six games. In the summer of 1998 he was traded to his hometown of Montreal and the chance at suiting up for the Canadiens, his favourite team growing up as a kid. However, the experiment with the Habs lasted just five games. He was left unprotected by the Canadiens for the 2000 Expansion Draft and he was taken by the Minnesota Wild. In 2001-02 he played in 43 games with the Wild, picking up two assists and 130 penalty minutes before returning to the Habs early in the 2002-03 season.

Upon his return to Montreal, the hard-nosed Blouin spent most of his time with the team's AHL affiliate in Hamilton and was subsequently dealt to the Vancouver Canucks at the 2004 trade deadline.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Laval Titan QMJHL 28 0 0 0 23 9 0 0 0 37
1992-93 Laval Titan QMJHL 68 0 10 10 363 13 1 0 1 66
1992-93 Laval Titan M-Cup 5 0 2 2 14
1993-94 Laval Titan QMJHL 63 18 22 40 500 21 4 13 17 177
1993-94 Laval Titan M-Cup 5 0 2 2 30
1994-95 Chicago Wolves IHL 1 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 50 5 7 12 280 3 0 0 0 6
1994-95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 10 1 0 1 46 2 0 0 0 24
1995-96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 71 5 8 13 352 4 0 3 3 4
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 18 -1
1996-97 Binghamton Rangers AHL 62 13 17 30 301 4 2 1 3 16
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 5 0
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 53 8 9 17 286 -7 9 0 1 1 63
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 19 0
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 67 6 10 16 333 -12 15 2 0 2 87
1999-00 Worcester IceCats AHL 70 16 18 34 337 0 8 3 5 8 30
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 41 3 2 5 117 -5
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 43 0 2 2 130 -11
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 4 0
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 0 0 0 43 -3
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 19 2 4 6 39 +7 11 1 1 2 28
2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 29 2 1 3 75 -8
2003-04 Manitoba Moose AHL 11 1 0 1 22 +4
2004-05 Quebec RadioX QNAHL 35 14 18 32 256 6 2 0 2 34
2005-06 Quebec RadioX QNAHL 40 16 19 35 149
2006-07 Quebec RadioX QNAHL 1 0 0 0 19
2007-08 Quebec RadioX QNAHL 5 3 3 6 6
NHL Totals 115 3 4 7 336


Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 6th round pick (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Erik Lewerstrom) in 1999 NHL Draft for Peter Popovic, June 30, 1998. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 25, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 7, 2000. Claimed by Minnesota from Montreal in Waiver Draft, September 29, 2000.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Chicago, December 7, 2000. Traded to Montreal by Minnesota for Montreal's 7th round pick (Grigory Misharin) in 2003 NHL Draft, October 31, 2002.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury in pre-season vs. Toronto, September 23, 2003. Traded to Vancouver by Montreal for Rene Vydareny, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (QNAHL), September 21, 2004.
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