Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Benoit Hogue
The Buffalo Sabres selected Benoit Hogue 35th overall in the second round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. The scouting report on Hogue was that he was a strong two-way player who knew how to defend his own end of the rink while also having the ability to put the puck in the net.

Hogue played three years of major junior hockey in the QMJHL with the St. Jean Castors. In his second year with the team, Hogue emerged as one of the team's dominant players, scoring 46 goals and 90 points in 63 games. He was also not afraid to mix it up with opponents, garnering 92 minutes in penalties. In his final year of junior, Hogue had 54 goals and 108 points.

Upon turning pro, the Sabres sent Hogue to their AHL affiliate in Rochester for development of his game. He played with the Americans for the better part of two seasons before being called to Buffalo for three games in 1987-88. He responded with a goal and an assist. After a strong training camp in 1988-89, Hogue earned a spot with the Sabres and played 69 games with the club, scoring 14 times while accumulating 44 points. Injuries limited his play to just 45 games the following year before he returned for a 76-game season in 1990-91 when he had 47 points.

After just three games with the Sabres in 1991-92, Hogue was traded to the New York Islanders where he enjoyed three seasons scoring over 30 goals and twice had 75 points. Despite his success on Long Island, Hogue was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the shortened 1994-95 campaign for goalie Eric Fichaud but was sent to the Dallas Stars a little over a year later along with Randy Wood for Dave Gagner and a sixth-round draft pick.

In 1996-97, Hogue scored 19 goals and 43 points as the Stars improved 38 points in the standings to win the Central Division title. In 1997-98, he scored 22 points in 53 games as the Stars again won the Central Division title. In August 1998, he signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning. After scoring 25 goals in 62 games, he was traded on March 21 with a conditional draft pick back to the Dallas Stars for Sergey Gusev. In the playoffs, he played 14 games as the Stars went all the way that year, winning the Stanley Cup over the Buffalo Sabres.

On February 3, 2000, Hogue signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes. He then scored 13 points in just 27 games. In the playoffs, he scored three points in five games. On January 5, 2001, he signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars suiting up for 34 games with the team and helped them to a Pacific Division title.

Hogue would spend the better part of the next two seasons with the Stars before he was dealt to the Boston Bruins and subsequently to the Washington Capitals, before retiring from the game during the off-season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Montreal-Bourassa QAAA 40 20 20 40 34 10 2 1 3 4
1983-84 St-Jean Castors QMJHL 59 14 11 25 42 4 0 1 1 0
1984-85 St-Jean Castors QMJHL 63 46 44 90 92 5 2 4 6 2
1985-86 St-Jean Castors QMJHL 65 54 54 108 115 9 6 4 10 26
1986-87 Rochester Americans AHL 52 14 20 34 52 12 5 4 9 8
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 1 1 2 0 +3
1987-88 Rochester Americans AHL 62 24 31 55 141 7 6 1 7 46
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 14 30 44 120 -5 5 0 0 0 17
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 45 11 7 18 79 0 3 0 0 0 10
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 19 28 47 76 -8 5 3 1 4 10
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 1 1 0 0
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 72 30 45 75 67 +30
1992-93 New York Islanders NHL 70 33 42 75 108 +13 18 6 6 12 31
1993-94 New York Islanders NHL 83 36 33 69 73 -7 4 0 1 1 4
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 33 6 4 10 34 0
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 3 3 6 0 0 7 0 0 0 6
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 12 25 37 68 +6
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 34 7 20 27 36 +4
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 73 19 24 43 54 +8 7 2 2 4 6
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 53 6 16 22 35 +7 17 4 2 6 16
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 11 14 25 50 -12
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 12 1 3 4 4 +2 14 0 2 2 16
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 27 3 10 13 10 -1 5 1 2 3 2
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 34 3 7 10 26 -1 7 1 0 1 6
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 32 3 3 6 24 -4
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 17 4 4 8 9 -3
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 9 0 1 1 4 +2
NHL Totals 863 222 321 543 877 92 17 16 33 124


Traded to NY Islanders by Buffalo with Pierre Turgeon, Uwe Krupp and Dave McLlwain for Pat LaFontaine, Randy Hillier, Randy Wood and NY Islanders' 4th round pick (Dean Melanson) in 1992 NHL Draft, October 25, 1991. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 3rd round pick (Ryan Pepperall) in 1995 NHL Draft and 5th round pick (Brandon Sugden) in 1996 NHL Draft for Eric Fichaud, April 6, 1995. Traded to Dallas by Toronto with Randy Wood for Dave Gagner and Dallas' 6th round pick (Dmitri Yakushin) in 1996 NHL Draft, January 29, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, August 19, 1998. Traded to Dallas by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 6th round pick (Michal Blazek) in 2001 NHL Draft for Sergey Gusev, March 21, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, February 3, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, January 5, 2001. Traded to Boston by Dallas for future considerations, January 12, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Boston, March 19, 2002.
Officially announced retirement August 11, 2002.
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