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Patrice Cormier
Cormier during a 2009 exhibition against Sweden
Position Forward
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
215 lb (98 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Winnipeg Jets
Atlanta Thrashers
Born (1990-06-14)June 14, 1990,
Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick, CAN
NHL Draft 54th overall, 2008
New Jersey Devils
Pro Career 2010 – present

Patrice Victor Cormier (born June 14, 1990) is an ice hockey forward currently a member of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He was drafted in the second round, 54th overall, by the New Jersey Devils at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He was the captain at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships of Team Canada. On January 25, 2010, Cormier was suspended for the remainder of the 2009–10 QMJHL regular season and playoffs for an elbow he delivered to Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts. Shortly after, his NHL rights were traded to the Atlanta Thrashers.

Playing career


Rimouski Océanic

Cormier started his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) career with the Rimouski Oceanic. During his rookie season he scored 11 goals and added 10 assists 53 games. He also represented New Brunswick in the ice hockey tournament at the 2007 Canada Games, where Cormier scored seven goals and thirteen assists in six games played as his team finished in seventh place.[1] followed that up with a better 2007–08 season in which he posted 18 goals and 23 assists with 84 PIMs in 51 games. However, during the 07–08 season, Cormier was riddled with injuries, including a burst appendix, concussion, and a pair of shoulder problems, all of which hampered his play and perhaps his draft position.[2] He entered the 2008 NHL Draft ranked 61st amongst the North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[3] Despite this ranking, the New Jersey Devils made him the 54th overall pick and selected him in the second round, due to the fact that he projected to be a power forward, a highly coveted player type.[2] Cormier had compared himself to and says he models his game after winger Todd Bertuzzi,[4] another player well known for dangerous and illegal play. His older brother, Kevin, was also a member of the Devils organisation.[5]

Cormier experienced a breakout performance during the 2008–09 QMJHL season, in which he posted career highs of 23 goals, 28 assists, 51 points, and 118 PIMs. His great performance continued with the QMJHL playoffs in which he led Rimouski to the semifinals of the playoffs with four goals and six assists in 13 games, along with 30 PIMs, and the squad qualified for the Memorial Cup. While competing with the Océanic, Patrice followed up the QMJHL playoffs with strong Memorial Cup play and was named to the 2009 Memorial Cup All-Star team for host Rimouski.[6]

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

During the 2010 WJCs, Cormier was traded in a blockbuster deal with Jordan Caron from Rimouski to Rouyn-Noranda for Michaël Beaudry, Alexandre Mallet, first round picks in 2010 and 2012, and a second round pick in 2012. He had 11 goals and 15 assists with 57 PIMs in 28 games with the Océanic before the trade. Shortly after he was traded, Cormier was involved in an incident where he severely injured an opponent, Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts, with an elbow that sent the latter player to hospital. The Remparts filed a police complaint over the hit.[7] Cormier faces criminal charges over the hit against Tam.[8] On January 18, 2010, Cormier was suspended indefinitely by the QMJHL pending a full review of the incident.[9] New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello questioned the suspension and said the Devils' prospect should not face a season-long suspension or legal action.[10] As of January 25, 2010, Cormier has been suspended by the QMJHL for the rest of the 2010 season.[11] He finished his Rouyn-Noranda Huskies career with five assists in three games before the season-ending (and QMJHL career-ending) suspension.


On February 4, 2010, Cormier was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers along with Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors and a 1st round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft for Ilya Kovalchuk.[12]

After Rouyn-Noranda was eliminated from the QMJHL playoffs, Cormier was named to the playoff roster for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.[13]

His first NHL goal was scored on January 7, 2011 against James Reimer of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

International play

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
World Junior Championships
Silver 2010 Saskatoon
Gold 2009 Ottawa

Cormier represented Canada in the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in 2009 on their way to a gold medal and scored a goal and had two assists in six games.[14] At the 2010 event, he served as the captain of Canada, and added two goals and three assists in six games as Canada took home silver.[15]


Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Moncton Gagnon Beavers MJAHL 31 4 8 12 35
2005–06 Moncton Gagnon Beavers MJAHL 43 21 27 48 41
2006–07 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 53 11 10 21 73
2007–08 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 51 18 23 41 84 9 4 5 9 10
2008–09 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 54 23 28 51 118 13 4 6 10 30
2009–10 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 28 11 15 26 57
2009–10 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 3 0 5 5 7
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 9 0 0 0 8
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 11 2 3 5 14
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 21 1 1 2 4
NHL totals 21 1 1 2 4

As of the end of the 2010–11 season. [16]

International statistics

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg 6 1 2 3 6 +2
2010 Canada WJC Silver medal icon.svg 6 2 3 5 4 +3
Junior international totals 12 3 5 8 10 +5


  1. Canada Winter Games 2007 – Hockey Male. 2007 Canada Games. Retrieved on January 13, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Prospect Patrice Cormier Profile. (October 31, 2009). Retrieved on January 18, 2010.
  3. NHL 2008 Entry Draft North American Skater Rankings 61–90. NHL Central Scouting Bureau (January 18, 2010). Retrieved on January 18, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 NHL 2008 Entry Draft Featured Player: Patrice Cromier. (January 18, 2010). Retrieved on January 18, 2010.
  5. Former Moose fan favourite calls it quits
  6. 6.0 6.1 Individual Awards Presented at MasterCard Memorial Cup. (May 24, 2009). Retrieved on January 18, 2010.
  7. Cormier ejected from QMJHL game after head shot on opponent. The Sports Network (January 18, 2010). Retrieved on January 18, 2010.
  9. QMJHL suspends Cormier indefinitely for elbow to the head. TSN (January 18, 2010). Retrieved on January 18, 2010.
  10. NJ Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello: No suspension warranted for prospect Patrice Cormier. (January 18, 2010). Retrieved on January 18, 2010.
  11. Cormier suspended for balance of QMJHL season and playoffs. TSN (January 25, 2010). Retrieved on May 12, 2010.
  12. "Thrashers ship Kovalchuk to Devils for players, 1st rounder", The Sports Network, February 4, 2010. Retrieved on February 5, 2010. 
  13. Wolves Bolster Roster With Five Additions Heading into Playoffs. Chicago Wolves (April 12, 2010). Retrieved on April 12, 2010.
  14. "IIHF WJC Championship Canada PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2008–2009",, January 18, 2010. 
  15. "IIHF WJC Championship Canada PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2009–2010",, January 18, 2010. 
  16. "Patrice Cormier hockey statistics",, January 18, 2010. 

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