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A photo Marc Boileau.

Marc Boileau (born September 3, 1932 in Pointe Claire, Quebec) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach and player. Boileau played one season in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings. He was head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1973 to 1978. He also coached the Quebec Nordiques in the World Hockey Association.

Boileau played junior hockey for the Verdun Lasalles, St Jerome Aigles, and the Montreal Junior Canadiens of the Quebec Junior Hockey League and the Kitchener Greenshirts of the Ontario Hockey Association. They were all Montreal Canadiens farm teams.

He turned pro in 1953-54 with the Cincinnati Mohawks of the International Hockey League and spent eight yers in the minors.

Boileau finally got his chance in the NHL in 1961-62 when he played a season with the Detroit Red Wings. That was it, however, for Boileau and the NHL and he played in the minors until 1973 when he retired as a player,

In his last two seasons (1971-72 & 1972-73) with the Fort Wayne Komets he was a player-coach. He then became the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL in 1973 and lasted for three seasons.

His next stop was the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association, where his team won the Avco Cup in 1976-77. He left in 1978.

He then coached the Flint Generals of the International Hockey League, the Seattle Breakers and the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League.

Coaching Record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
PIT 1973–74 28 14 10 4 - (65) 5th in West Missed Playoffs
PIT 1974–75 80 37 28 15 - 89 3rd in Norris Lost in Second Round
PIT 1975–76 43 15 23 5 - (82) 3rd in Norris (Fired)
QUE 1976–77 81 47 31 3 - 97 1st in East Won Avco Cup
QUE 1977–78 80 40 37 3 - 83 4th in WHA Lost in Second Round


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