Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc Bureau
Centre Marc Bureau entered the 2001-02 season hoping to resume his career after a serious back injury the previous season. Prior to his injury he was considered in the upper echelon of defensive centres in the NHL.

Bureau starred with the St-Denis Jets of the Maritime Major Hockey League in 1982-83. He then moved on to the QMJHL where he was a solid two way player for three different franchises. He was signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames after scoring 54 goals for Longueuil in 1986-87. He spent most of his first two pro seasons in the IHL and was eventually traded to the Minnesota North Stars since the Flames had Joe Nieuwendyk, Joel Otto, Jim Peplinski, and Carey Wilson at centre.

The solid pivot joined the Stars late in the 1990-91 schedule and was an important defensive player when the club reached the Stanley Cup finals. He played well in 1992-93 but was left unprotected in the Expansion Draft. The Tampa Bay Lightning quickly added Bureau to their inaugural roster and he went on to enjoy his three best seasons with the club.

In June 1995 he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for veteran forward Brian Bellows. Bureau enjoyed three solid years with the Habs but his time there coincided with the franchise's decline. He played briefly in Philadelphia and Calgary then injured himself in practice as a member of the AHL's Saint John Flames in October 2000. The severity of the injury prevented Bureau from playing the rest of the year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 St-Denis Jets MMJHL 34 29 32 61 8
1983-84 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 56 6 16 22 14
1984-85 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 41 30 25 55 15
1984-85 Granby Bisons QMJHL 27 20 45 65 14
1985-86 Granby Bisons QMJHL 19 6 17 23 36
1985-86 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 44 30 45 75 33 9 3 7 10 10
1986-87 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 66 54 58 112 68 20 17 20 37 12
1986-87 Longueuil Chevaliers M-Cup 5 1 2 3 4
1987-88 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 69 7 20 27 86 7 0 3 3 8
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 76 28 36 64 119 14 7 5 12 31
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 0 0 4 -1
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 67 43 48 91 173 11 4 8 12 0
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -4
1990-91 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 54 40 48 88 101
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 9 0 6 6 4 -3 23 3 2 5 20
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 46 6 4 10 50 -5 5 0 0 0 14
1991-92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 7 2 8 10 2
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 10 21 31 111 -12
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 8 7 15 30 -9
1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 2 12 14 30 -8
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 3 7 10 46 -3 6 1 1 2 4
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 6 9 15 16 +4
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 74 13 6 19 12 0 10 1 2 3 6
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 4 6 10 10 -2 6 0 2 2 2
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 54 2 2 4 10 -1
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 9 1 3 4 2 -3
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 17 4 7 11 13 +5
NHL Totals 567 55 83 138 327 50 5 7 12 46


IHL Second All-Star Team (1990, 1991) Signed as a free agent by Calgary, May 19, 1987. Traded to Minnesota by Calgary for Minnesota's 3rd round choice (Sandy McCarthy) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 5, 1991. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Minnesota, October 16, 1992. Traded to Montreal by Tampa Bay for Brian Bellows, June 30, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 20, 1998. Traded to Calgary by Philadelphia for Travis Brigley and Calgary's 6th round choice (Andrei Razin) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 6, 2000.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to back injury suffered in practice, October 20, 2000.