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Michel Bergeron (hockey coach)

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For other people named Michel Bergeron, please see Michel Bergeron (hockey player).

Michel Bergeron (born June 12, 1946, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach.

Bergeron coached the Quebec Nordiques from 1980 to 1987 before being traded to the New York Rangers for a first round draft pick and $75 000, a first in the NHL history that a coach was involved in a trade. With two games remaining in the 1988–89 NHL season he was relieved of his duties and replaced by Phil Esposito. Bergeron had a second stint as Nordiques coach during the 1989–90 NHL season.

Bergeron's nicknames included "Le Petit Tigre" ("The Little Tiger") and "Napoleon", in reference to his fiery temper, small stature, and French lineage.

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
TRO1975–76 7236315-772nd in EastLost in second round
TRO1976–77 72382410-863rd in DilioLost in first round
TRO1977–78 7247187-1011st in DilioWon President's Cup
TRO1978–79 725886-1221st in DilioWon President's Cup
TRO1979–80 7236279-814th in DilioLost in first round
QUE1980–81 74292916-(78)4th in AdamsLost in first round
QUE1981–82 80333116-824th in AdamsLost in third round
QUE1982–83 80343412-804th in AdamsLost in first round
QUE1983–84 80422810-943rd in AdamsLost in second round
QUE1984–85 8041309-912nd in AdamsLost in third round
QUE1985–86 8043316-921st in AdamsLost in first round
QUE1986–87 80313910-724th in AdamsLost in second round
NYR1987–88 80363410-825th in PatrickMissed playoffs
NYR1988–89 7837338-(82)3rd in Patrick(Fired)
QUE1989–90 8012617-315th in AdamsMissed playoffs

External linksEdit

New York Rangers Head Coaches
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