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Claude Verret

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Claude Verret
Position Centre
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
165 lb (75 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 20 1963 (1963-04-20) (age 53),
Lachine, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 163rd overall, 1982
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1983 – 1999

Claude Verret (born April 20, 1963 in Lachine, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey centre. He was drafted in the eighth round, 163rd overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He was an extremely productive scorer in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, tallying 462 points in 200 games over three seasons with the Trois Rivieres Draveurs, winning the Jean Beliveau Trophy in 1981–82 as the league's leading scorer. He scored another 183 points in 141 games during his first two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Sabres' farm club, the Rochester Americans, and won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award in 1983–84 as the league's top rookie.

Despite this success at the junior and minor league levels, Verret did not make much impact in the National Hockey League. He played in just fourteen games with the Sabres, eleven in 1983–84 and three in 1984–85. He scored two goals and added five assists.

Verret began playing in Europe in 1987, spending many seasons playing in France and Switzerland before retiring in 1999.


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Preceded by
Inaugural winner
Winner of the Michel Bergeron Trophy
Succeeded by
Sylvain Turgeon
Preceded by
Jean-Francois Sauve
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy
1980–81 and 1981–82
Succeeded by
Pat LaFontaine
Preceded by
Dale Hawerchuk
Winner of the Jean Beliveau Trophy
Succeeded by
Pat LaFontaine
Preceded by
Mitch Lamoureux
Winner of the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Succeeded by
Steve Thomas

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