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Jean-Pierre Dumont
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Born April 1, 1978 (1978-04-01) (age 41)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right winger
Played for NHL:
Chicago Blackhawks
Buffalo Sabres
Nashville Predators
NLA:
SC Bern
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1996
New York Islanders
Playing career 1998–2013

Jean-Pierre "J. P." Dumont (born April 1, 1978) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger. Dumont played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and Nashville Predators. He also played for SC Bern of the National League A (NLA).

Dumont was hired as the head coach of the Tier III Nashville Junior Predators, based in Franklin, Tennessee, in 2016.

Career

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Dumont playing for the Predators in 2010

Before playing in the NHL, Dumont played 4 seasons with the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He was drafted with the 3rd overall pick by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Dumont had a contract dispute with the Islanders and they traded him and a 5th round draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for Dmitri Nabokov in 1998.

Dumont played 72 games over two seasons with the Blackhawks and in March 2000, he was traded along with Doug Gilmour and a draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres for Michal Grosek. Dumont played 5 seasons with the Sabres and was named their captain in January 2004.

After the Sabres rejected Dumont's $2.9-million arbitration award, he signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Nashville Predators on August 29, 2006. On June 30, 2011, the Predators bought out Dumont's contract and he became an unrestricted free agent for July 1. He retired from playing professional ice hockey in 2013. Since retiring, Dumont is currently a member of tag HC Nashville which is based in Nashville, Tennessee.


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