List of Quebec Nordiques head coaches

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The Quebec Nordiques were an ice hockey team who played in both the National Hockey League (NHL) and the World Hockey Association (WHA). This is a list of the head coaches they had during their existence. The franchise moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1995, and became the Colorado Avalanche.

Michel Bergeron coached the most games and won the most points all-time with the Nordiques, with 634 games and 616 points. Maurice Filion and Michel Bergeron were the only coaches to have three terms with the Nordiques. Marc Crawford was the only Nordiques coach to win the Jack Adams Award.[1]

Key

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Pts Points
* Spent entire NHL coaching career with the Nordiques

WHA coaches

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Results
GC W L T Pts GC W L
1 Maurice Richard 1972 2 1 1 0 2 Resigned after 2 games
2 Maurice Filion 1972–1973 76 32 39 5 69 Missed Playoffs
3 Jacques Plante 1973–1974 78 38 36 4 80 Missed Playoffs
4 Jean-Guy Gendron 19741976 159 96 59 4 196 20 12 8 Lost 1975 Avco Cup Finals to Winnipeg
5 Marc Boileau 19761978 140 74 61 5 153 17 12 5 Avco World Trophy (1977)
Fired midway through the 1977 season
Maurice Filion 1977–1978 21 13 7 1 27 11 5 6 Interim coach
6 Jacques Demers 1978-1979 80 41 34 5 87 4 0 4 Lost in First Round

NHL coaches

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards won Reference
GC W L T Pts GC W L
1 Jacques Demers 1979–1980 80 25 44 11 61 [2]
2 Maurice Filion*[b] 1980 6 1 3 2 4 [3]
3 Michel Bergeron 19801987 554 253 222 79 585 68 31 37 [4]
4 Andre Savard* 1987 24 10 13 1 21 [5]
5 Ron Lapointe* 19871989 89 33 50 6 72 [6]
6 Jean Perron 1989 47 16 26 5 37 [7]
Michel Bergeron 1989–1990 80 12 61 7 31 [4]
7 Dave Chambers* 19901991 98 19 64 15 53 [8]
8 Pierre Page 19911994 230 98 103 30 225 6 2 4 [9]
9 Marc Crawford 1994–1995 48 30 13 5 65 1995 Jack Adams Award winner [10]


See also

Notes

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Nordiques. Thus any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Maurice Filion started the season as Nordiques' coach but resigned six games into the 1980–81 season in favour of Michel Bergeron.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Jack Adams Award". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Jacques Demers Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Maurice Filion Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Michel Bergeron Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  5. ^ "Andre Savard Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  6. ^ "Ron Lapointe Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Jean Perron Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  8. ^ "Dave Chambers Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  9. ^ "Pierre Page Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  10. ^ "Marc Crawford Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  11. ^ "Bergeron named Nordiques' coach after Filion resigns". The Gazette. Montreal. 1980-10-21. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
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