|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
New Haven Nighthawks
|Born||June 21, 1957,|
Joliette, Quebec, QC
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 1977|
New York Rangers
|Pro Career||1977 – 1992|
Career[edit | edit source]
DeBlois was selected in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft by theNew York Rangers in the 1st round, 8th overall. Lucien was a top Canadian Major Junior player in the mid-seventies, where he tallied excellent numbers with the Sorel Eperviers. He Also won the Michel Brière Trophy as the league MVP during his last junior season in the QMJHL.
In his NHL career he played for six teams, the New York Rangers (1977–1979 & 1986–1989), Colorado Rockies (1979–1981), Winnipeg Jets (1981–1984 & 1992), Montreal Canadiens (1984–1986), Quebec Nordiques (1989–1990) and Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–1992). He won a Stanley Cup in 1986 with the Montreal Canadiens and also participated in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1979 with the Rangers. During his career, DeBlois captained the Jets for two seasons and was an assistant for others (Montreal, New York and Winnipeg). He scored his 200th NHL career goal in the 1986–87 season against his former team, the Montreal Canadiens.
After his playing career, he became an amateur scout for the Nordiques and later was added to a six man coaching roster under Pierre Pagé with the same team in the spring of 1993(André Savard, Don Jackson, Jacques Cloutier, Clément Jodoin, and DeBlois). He was the original coach and GM of Moncton's first QMJHL franchise in 1995–1996, the Moncton Alpines. The team underwent many financial problems and was acquired by the Irving Family in 1996. They later became known as the Moncton Wildcats of that same league. DeBlois later became an assistant coach with the Kansas City Blades in the IHL for two seasons.
Following this stint in the IHL, he was hired as a pro scout for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. DeBlois currently serves as a professional scout with the Vancouver Canucks, and currently resides in Montreal.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1977–78||New York Rangers||NHL||71||22||8||30||27||-11||1||0||3||3||0||0||0||2|
|1978–79||New York Rangers||NHL||62||11||17||28||26||-10||0||0||1||9||2||0||2||4|
|1979–80||New York Rangers||NHL||6||3||1||4||7||-1||0||0||0||--||--||--||--||--|
|1986–87||New York Rangers||NHL||40||3||8||11||27||-7||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||2|
|1987–88||New York Rangers||NHL||74||9||21||30||103||-3||2||0||0||--||--||--||--||--|
|1988–89||New York Rangers||NHL||73||9||24||33||107||-6||0||0||2||4||0||0||0||4|
|1990–91||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||38||10||12||22||30||-4||0||1||0||--||--||--||--||--|
|1991–92||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||54||8||11||19||39||-3||0||1||1||--||--||--||--||--|
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|New York Rangers first round draft pick
|Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
|Winnipeg Jets captains
|Head coach of the Moncton Wildcats