Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michel Dumas
Netminder Michel Dumas was a part-timer with the Chicago Black Hawks in the mid 70s. He was a top backstopper in the QMJHL and the minors but was unable to gain a full time spot in the NHL.

Born in St. Antoine-de-Pontbriand, Quebec, Dumas played junior with the Thetford Mines Canadiens. After spending most of his first two pro seasons as the first stringer on the IHL's Dayton Gems, he was signed as a free agent by Chicago in October 1971. The talented youngster became only of the top goalies in the minors over the next four seasons.

While leading the Dallas Black Hawks to two Central League championships, Dumas topped all netminders in wins twice and shutouts three times. He was also named to the league's second all-star team once and presented the Terry Sawchuk trophy in 1972 after allowing the fewest goals. Between 1974-75 and 1976-77 he made nine appearances for the Hawks and spent much of his time in the press box since the club had Tony Esposito to play the majority of the games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1966-67 Thetford Mines Canadiens QJHL 10 0 2.50
1966-67 Thetford Mines Canadiens M-Cup 6 4 1 0 0 3.57
1967-68 Thetford Mines Canadiens QJHL 7 3 4 0 0 6.00
1968-69 Thetford Mines Canadiens QJHL
1969-70 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 2 0 1 0 0 6.75
1969-70 Dayton Gems IHL 54 3 3.60 13 8 5 0 0 2.90
1970-71 Dayton Gems IHL 49 1 3.56 5 0 3.80
1971-72 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 44 30 10 4 3 3.08 2 1 1 0 0 4.86
1972-73 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 37 1 3.00 4 0 4.80
1973-74 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 67 26 23 16 3 2.98 10 8 2 0 1 1.55
1974-75 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 2 0 0 0 3.47 1 0 0 0 3.16
1974-75 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 52 26 20 6 4 3.10
1975-76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL
1976-77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 5 0 1 2 0 4.23
NHL Totals 8 2 1 2 0 3.97 1 0 0 0 3.15


CHL Second All-Star Team (1972, 1974)
Terry Sawchuk Trophy (fewest goals against - CHL) (1972) Regular season totals for Thetford Mines (QJHL) during 1967-68 season are unavailable. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 7, 1971.
On active roster for entire 1975-76 season but did not play.
Suffered career-ending eye injury in game vs. Colorado, December 26, 1976.
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