Dominique Ducharme
Born (1973-03-12)March 12, 1973,
Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Raleigh IceCaps (ECHL)
Huntington Blizzard (ECHL)
Cornwall Aces (AHL)
Anglet Hormadi Élite (France)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1995–2002

Dominique Ducharme (born March 12, 1973) is a former ice hockey player and current assistant coach of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Ducharme had a four-year standout career playing for the University of Vermont Catamounts men's hockey team. He ranks 9th all-time in points with 149, and seventh all-time in assists with 93 at UVM while playing alongside the likes of future NHLers and Stanley Cup champions, Martin St. Louis and Tim Thomas.

After graduation, Ducharme began his professional career with splitting time between the Raleigh IceCaps and Huntington Blizzard of the ECHL along with the Cornwall Aces of the AHL in 1995-96. After that, he embarked on a five-year career in the French leagues, before retiring in 2002.

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

In 2004, Ducharme took his first coaching job, working with his hometown junior team, the Joliette L'Action in the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League. He stayed there until 2008, when he accepted a position as an assistant coach with the Montreal Junior Hockey Club in the QMJHL, until taking the Halifax job in 2011.

Ducharme's first season with the Mooseheads saw the team finish 6th overall in the QMJHL, and second in the Maritimes Division reaching the semifinals of the President's Cup. In 2012-13, with top NHL Draft prospects like Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, Ducharme and the Mooseheads went 58-6-3-1, registering 347 goals for and only 176 goals against. In the 2013 President's Cup playoffs, Halifax lost just one game to capture its first QMJHL crown in team history. With automatic entry in to the 2013 Memorial Cup, the Mooseheads defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-4, to win its first Memorial Cup title, and become the third-straight QMJHL team to win the tournament in as many years. For his efforts, Ducharme was awarded with the Ron Lapointe Trophy as the QMHJL's Coach of the Year.

Following the 2015-16 QMJHL season, Ducharme resigned his position with the Mooseheads and joined Drummondville as both head coach and general manager.[1]

Ducharme has also been involved with Hockey Canada, first assisting on Quebec in the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and as an assistant coach for the Canada Under-18 National Team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.[2] Ducharme served as the head coach for Canada during the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, leading the team to a silver medal, and the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, leading them to gold.[3]

On April 27, 2018, Ducharme was hired as an assistant coach by the Montreal Canadiens, following the termination of Jean-Jacques Daigneault and Dan Lacroix.[4]

Career playing statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 University of Vermont ECAC 31 13 19 32 20
1992–93 University of Vermont ECAC 31 16 22 38 18
1993–94 University of Vermont ECAC 33 12 31 43 26
1994–95 University of Vermont ECAC 35 13 23 36 28
1995-96 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 6 1 2 3 0
1995-96 Huntington Blizzard ECHL 13 5 3 8 2
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 5 1 1 2 6
1996-97 Toulouse-Blagnac France3 27 56 49 105 46
1997-98 Cergy France3 28 73 68 141 40 - - - - -
1998-99 Cergy France2 28 29 34 62 -
1999-00 Anglet France 35 16 22 38 40
2001-02 Anglet France 35 13 22 35 -
Career totals 308 248 296 544 226

Career coaching record[edit | edit source]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish W L Win % Result
Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 2011-12 68 36 22 - 2 85 2nd in Maritimes 10 7 .588 President's Cup Semifinal
Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 2012-13 68 58 6 - 3 120 1st in Maritimes 19 2 .904 Memorial Cup Champions
Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 2013-14 68 48 18 - 3 97 1st in Maritimes 11 5 .713 President's Cup Semifinal
Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 2014-15 68 32 30 - 4 70 4th in Maritimes 7 7 .500 President's Cup Quarterfinal
Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 2015-16 68 21 39 - 7 50 6th in Maritimes 0 0 .000
Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) 2016-17 68 28 34 - 1 62 4th in West 0 4 .000 President's Cup First Round
Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) 2017-18 68 44 20 - 4 92 2nd in West 5 5 .500 President's Cup Second Round
Total* 450 255 158 - 37 .607 52 26 .667
  • Due to his Team Canada's stints, the total is the games he coached himself, excluding when he was with Team Canada.

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1991–92
Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award (CHL) 2012-13

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