Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mario Roberge
Mario Roberge took a long and winding path to the NHL that started with the Quebec Ramparts of the QMJHL in 1981. After three seasons of moderate success, he was passed over in the NHL Entry Draft. As such, he booked his own ticket to the top, putting in time in Riverie-Du-Loup, St. John's, Virginia, and Port-Aux-Basques before he was finally able to sign as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens in 1988.

The Habs promptly placed him with the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL where his aggressive style and willingness to fight were in full display. He led the league in penalty minutes during the 1990-91 campaign. For his feistiness Roberge was rewarded with a trip to Montreal just ahead of the playoffs where, for the most part, he road the bench as pugilistic insurance.

The following season, Roberge saw only limited action due to injuries. But in 1992-93, he got his best run in the NHL, appearing in 53 games. From there, his stock with the Canadiens fell into decline. In his ninth game of the 1994-95 campaign, he broke his ankle while fighting Kris King. By the time he healed, the numbers game dictated his departure to Fredricton of the AHL.

Roberge completed his career in the minors, playing for Mohawk Valley and St. Georges-de-Beauce where he retired in 2001.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 8 0 3 3 2
1982-83 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 69 3 27 30 156
1983-84 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 60 12 28 40 253 5 0 1 1 22
1984-85 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 11 3 6 9 41
1984-85 Riviere-du-Loup 3 L's RHL
1985-86 Riviere-du-Loup 3 L's RHL 31 16 41 57 94
1985-86 St. John's Capitals Nfld-Sr. 2 1 0 1 2
1986-87 Virginia Lancers ACHL 52 25 43 68 178 12 5 9 14 62
1987-88 Port-aux-Basques Mariners Nfld-Sr. 37 24 64 88 152
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 58 4 9 13 249 6 0 2 2 8
1989-90 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 73 13 27 40 247 12 5 2 7 53
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 21 -2 12 0 0 0 24
1990-91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 68 12 27 39 365 2 0 2 2 5
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 20 2 1 3 62 +3
1991-92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 1 2 3 20 7 0 2 2 20
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 4 4 8 142 +2 3 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 28 1 2 3 55 -2
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 0 0 0 34 -2
1994-95 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 28 8 12 20 91 6 1 1 2 6
1995-96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 74 9 24 33 205 4 0 2 2 14
1996-97 Quebec Rafales IHL 68 8 17 25 256 5 0 1 1 5
1997-98
1998-99 St-Georges Garaga QSPHL 34 5 24 29 214
1999-00 St-Georges Garaga QSPHL 26 5 22 27 106
1999-00 Mohawk Valley Prowlers UHL 36 7 14 21 100 -5 7 0 3 3 27
2000-01 St-Georges Garaga QSPHL 43 8 15 23 129
2001-02 Quebec Aces QSPHL 17 5 7 12 93
2001-2002 Montreal Rocket QMJHL
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05 St-Hyacinthe Cousin QNAHL 10 0 4 4 24
NHL Totals 112 7 7 14 314 15 0 0 0 24


Brother of Serge Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 5, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Mohawk Valley (UHL), January 10, 2000.