Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pascal Dupuis
Growing up in Laval, Quebec, Pascal Dupuis was a big fan of Michel Goulet and the Quebec Nordiques, and he dreamed early on of playing in the National Hockey League.

Born on April 7, 1979, Dupuis played his junior hockey with Rouyn-Noranda (1996-98) and Shawinigan (1998-2000). In his final season as a junior, Dupuis exploded offensively, scoring 50 goals and 55 assists for 105 points. As a result, the Minnesota Wild signed Dupuis as a free agent in August 2000.

During the 2000-01 season, Dupuis spent most of his time with Cleveland of the IHL, before being called up to play his first game with the Wild, an April 2, 2001 against San Jose in which he also scored. Dupuis played 4 games in total for the Wild at the end of that season and became a full-time NHL regular during 2001-2002, scoring 15 goals and 12 assists.

In 2002-03, Dupuis registered 48 points (20-28-48) and was a key contributor in Minnesota's run to the Western Conference Final.

In 2006-07, the Minnesota Wild traded Pascal Dupuis to the New York Rangers 48 games into the season for Adam Hall. Dupuis' stint in the Big Apple was short lived as after only seven games he was dealt to the Atlanta Thrashers at the NHL trading deadline. In sixty-two games with the Thrashers, the versatile 28-year-old Dupuis scored 10 goals for 15 points before he was dealt once again at the NHL trading deadline. Dupuis was sent with teammate Marian Hossa to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, prospect Angelo Esposito and a first-round pick.

In 2008-09, Dupuis continued to provide Pittsburgh with grit and energy. In a 7-game epic Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins would dethrone the Red Wings and earn the franchise's third Stanley Cup title.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Laval-Laurentides QAAA 41 10 15 25 103 14 11 11 22 24
1996-97 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 44 9 15 24 20 -23
1997-98 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 42 10 19 29 36 -7
1997-98 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 25 6 11 17 10 -1 6 2 0 2 4
1998-99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 57 30 42 72 118 +20 6 1 8 9 18
1999-00 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 61 50 55 105 164 +31 13 15 7 22 4
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 1 0 1 4 0
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 70 19 24 43 37 4 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 15 12 27 16 -10
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 20 28 48 44 +17 16 4 4 8 8
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 59 11 15 26 20 +5
2004-05 HC Ajoie Swiss-2 8 5 5 10 26 6 6 8 14 8
2005-06 Minnesota Wild NHL 67 10 16 26 40 -10
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 48 10 3 13 38 -7
2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 6 1 0 1 0 -4
2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 17 3 2 5 4 -6 4 1 2 3 4
2007-08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 62 10 5 15 24 -4
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 2 10 12 8 +4 20 2 5 7 18
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 12 16 28 30 +1 16 0 0 0 8
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 18 20 38 16 +5 13 2 6 8 4
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 17 20 37 59 +16 7 1 0 1 2
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 25 34 59 34 +18 6 2 4 6 0
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 48 20 18 38 26 +31 15 7 4 11 12
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 39 7 13 20 8 +6
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 6 5 11 4 +2
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 2 2 4 12 -1
NHL Totals 871 190 219 409 387 97 19 25 44 56


Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 18, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Ajoie (Swiss-2), January 14, 2005. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Adam Hall, February 9, 2007. Traded to Atlanta by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 3rd round pick (later traded to Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh selected Robert Bortuzzo) in 2007 NHL Draft for Alex Bourret, February 27, 2007. Traded to Pittsburgh by Atlanta with Marian Hossa for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round pick (Daulton Leveille) in 2008 NHL Draft, February 26, 2008. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee inury at Ottawa, December 23, 2013. Missed majority of 2014-15 and 2015-16 due to diagnosis of blood clot in lungs, November 19, 2014.
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