Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alain Chevrier
It's safe to say goalie Alain Chevrier did not follow the path most frequently used by junior players who advance to the NHL. In fact, it could be said Chevrier spent extra time in clearing a new path altogether.

Chevrier was not drafted by any NHL team after seeing limited duty in major junior hockey with the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL in 1978-79. He was out of hockey for a short period of time before deciding to join Miami University of Ohio in 1982-83. He played 65 games in the NCAA over two seasons before looking for work as a professional. Chevrier was signed to a contract and played for the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL, starting 56 games.

Just one year later, Chevrier found himself playing in 37 games with the New Jersey Devils. If that seemed hard to believe, he suited up for 58 and 45 games in the next two seasons. In 1988-89, Chevrier joined the Winnipeg Jets, and played in goal for 22 games before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where he played another 27 games. He returned to Chicago the next year, playing in 39 games, before being traded once again, this time to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he dressed for three games.

Chevrier's NHL career ended in Detroit in 1990-91, where he donned the pads for three games while seeing the majority of his playing time with the IHL's San Diego Gulls. Following the 1990-91 season, Chevrier retired from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1978-79 Ottawa Jr. Senators ON-Jr.A
1978-79 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 7 2 3 0 0 6.67
1979-80 Ottawa Jr. Senators ON-Jr.A 34 0 3.93
1980-81 Miami-Ohio RedHawks NCAA 16 0 3.39
1981-82 Miami University Redskins CCHA 19 8 10 1 0 4.16
1982-83 Miami University Redskins CCHA 33 15 16 1 3.96
1983-84 Miami University Redskins CCHA 32 9 19 1 4.89
1984-85 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 56 26 21 7 0 3.62 9 5 4 0 0 3.02
1985-86 New Jersey Devils NHL 37 11 18 2 0 4.61
1986-87 New Jersey Devils NHL 58 24 26 2 0 4.32
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 45 18 19 3 1 3.77
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 22 8 8 2 1 4.29
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 13 11 2 0 3.51 16 9 7 0 2.61
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 39 16 14 3 0 4.18
1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 1 2 0 0 5.06
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 2 0 0 6.11
1990-91 San Diego Gulls IHL 32 10 16 1 0 4.40
NHL Totals 234 91 100 14 2 4.15 16 9 7 0 2.60


Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, May 31, 1985. Traded to Winnipeg by New Jersey with New Jersey's 7th round pick (Doug Evans) in 1989 NHL Draft for Steve Rooney and Winnipeg's 3rd round pick (Brad Bombardir) in 1990 NHL Draft, July 19, 1988. Traded to Chicago by Winnipeg for Chicago's 4th round pick (Allain Roy) in 1989 NHL Draft, January 19, 1989. Traded to Pittsburgh by Chicago for future considerations, March 6, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 1990.
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