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Jean-Pierre Dumont
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Dumont with the Nashville Predators in 2009
Born (1978-04-01) April 1, 1978 (age 45)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Buffalo Sabres
SC Bern
Nashville Predators
National team Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1996
New York Islanders
Playing career 1998–2012
Medal record
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
World Championships
Gold 2004 Czech Reoublic

Jean-Pierre "J.P." Dumont (born April 1, 1978) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and Nashville Predators. Dumont was hired as the head coach of the Tier I Nashville Junior Predators, based in Franklin, Tennessee, in 2016.

Playing career

Amateur

As a youth, Dumont played in the 1992 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Montreal Canadiens minor ice hockey team.

Dumont played four seasons for Val-d'Or Foreurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Roberto Luongo, Francis Lessard, Steve Bégin and Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre were teammates at Val-d'Or who have also made it to the NHL.

Professional

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Dumont playing for the Predators in 2010

Dumont was drafted third overall the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. In 1998, a contract dispute between Dumont and the team led to the Islanders to trade him to the Chicago Blackhawks along with a fifth round pick in exchange for Dmitri Nabokov. In March 2000, he was traded by the Blackhawks to the Buffalo Sabres. Dumont, Doug Gilmour and a draft pick went to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Michal Grosek.

In August 2006, he signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Nashville Predators after the Buffalo Sabres rejected Dumont's $2.9-million arbitration award.

During the 2007–08 season, Dumont was signed by the Predators to a four-year, $16-million contract extension.

On October 17, 2008, Dumont scored his 400th point in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In the 2010-11 season, Dumont posted just 19 points in 70 games with the Predators, his lowest point total since coming to Nashville. Consequently, on June 30, 2011, the day before free agency, the Predators bought out Dumont, making him an unrestricted free agent for July 1. In ending his tenure with the Predators, Dumont left the franchise placing fifth in all-time scoring with 267 points in 388 games.

With limited NHL interest, on October 21, 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Swiss team SC Bern of the National League A. Marking a return after playing 13 games for Bern during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. In his final professional season in 2011–12, Dumont contributed to the offence at a point-per-game average, helping Bern reach the Championship finals.

Personal

J.P. is married to Kristin and has four daughters: Ella, Ava, Laila and Mya.

In 2010, Dumont generously donated items to the Brewer, Maine, youth hockey program, by-way of (now former) Maine State Representative Chris Greeley, who served for a number of years in the Maine Legislature with Dumont's father-in-law, a state senator.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Montréal-Bourassa QMAAA 44 27 20 47 44 4 2 3 5 4
1994–95 Montréal-Bourassa QMAAA 10 2 7 9 12
1994–95 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 48 5 14 19 24
1995–96 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 66 48 57 105 109 13 12 8 20 22
1996–97 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 62 44 64 108 88 13 9 7 16 12
1997–98 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 55 57 42 99 63 19 31 15 46 18
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 9 6 15 10
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 47 10 8 18 18
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 23 28 51 54 13 4 3 7 8
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 23 21 44 42
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 14 21 35 44
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 22 31 53 40
2004–05 SC Bern NLA 3 2 2 4 6 10 4 1 5 16
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 54 20 20 40 38 18 7 7 14 14
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 82 21 45 66 28 5 4 2 6 0
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 80 29 43 72 34 6 0 2 2 4
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 82 16 49 65 20
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 74 17 28 45 20 6 2 2 4 0
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 70 10 9 19 16 3 0 1 1 2
2011–12 SC Bern NLA 31 8 23 31 26 14 6 8 14 4
NHL totals 822 214 309 523 364 51 17 17 34 28

Innternational

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Canada WJC 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Canada WC 9 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 9 0 1 1 0

See also

  • List of Nashville Predators players
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