Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- J.P. Dumont
An explosive scorer in junior, Dumont found his niche in Buffalo after two years fluctuating between the Chicago Blackhawks and the minors.

The Montreal, Quebec native starred with the local Montreal Bourassa club in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League before moving on to the Val d'Or Foreurs of the QMJHL in 1994-95. He was chosen third overall by the New York Islander in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft after scoring 48 goals in Val d'Or. He then returned to junior where he notched 101 goals in his last two seasons. In May, 1998 Dumont was traded to the Hawks in an exchange of prospects and draft choices.

Dumont scored nine goals in 25 games with the Hawks in 1998-99 and was a 32-goal scorer for the AHL's Portland Pirates. Prior to the trade deadline in March 2000, the young forward was sent to the Buffalo Sabres along with veteran Doug Gilmour for Michal Grosek. Dumont notched 17 points in the last 13 games of the season for the AHL's Rochester Americans and was a key figure when the team reached the Calder Cup final. Over the next two seasons Dumont blossomed with back-to-back 23 goal seasons for the Sabres while struggling along with the rest of his teammates in 2002-03.

During the lock out Dumont would compete with SC Bern of the Swiss league before returning to the Sabres. In 2005-06, despite missing 20 games due to a sports hernia Dumont would record 20 goals and compete in his 400th career NHL game. Following a game 7 elimination in the 2006 Eastern Conference Finals, Dumont would sign as a free agent in the off-season with the Nashville Predators.

On the international stage, Dumont represented his country at the 1998 World Junior Championships and helped Canada capture gold at the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Montreal-Bourassa QAAA 44 27 20 47 44 4 2 3 5 4
1994-95 Montreal-Bourassa QAAA 10 2 7 9 12
1994-95 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 48 5 14 19 22 -11
1995-96 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 66 48 57 105 109 +34 13 12 8 20 22
1996-97 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 62 44 64 108 88 +42 13 9 7 16 12
1997-98 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 55 57 42 99 63 +39 19 31 15 46 18
1997-98 Canada WJC-A 7 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Val-d'Or Foreurs M-Cup 3 3 2 5 4
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 9 6 15 10 +7
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 50 32 14 46 39 -2
1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 10 4 1 5 6
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 47 10 8 18 18 -6
1999-00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 7 5 2 7 8 +1
1999-00 Rochester Americans AHL 13 7 10 17 18 +5 21 14 7 21 32
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 23 28 51 54 +1 13 4 3 7 8
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 23 21 44 42 -10
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 14 21 35 44 -14
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 22 31 53 40 -9
2003-04 Canada WC-A 9 0 1 1 0 0
2004-05 SC Bern Swiss 3 2 2 4 6 10 4 1 5 16
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 54 20 20 40 38 -1 18 7 7 14 14
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 82 21 45 66 28 +14 5 4 2 6 0
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 80 29 43 72 34 +5 6 0 2 2 4
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 82 16 49 65 20 +1
2009-10 Nashville Predators NHL 74 17 28 45 20 +8 6 2 2 4 0
2010-11 Nashville Predators NHL 70 10 9 19 16 +2 3 0 1 1 2
2011-12 SC Bern Swiss 31 8 23 31 26 +6 14 6 8 14 4
NHL Totals 822 214 309 523 364 51 17 17 34 28


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (1999) Rights traded to Chicago by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 5th round pick (later traded to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Francis Belanger) in 1998 NHL Draft for Dmitri Nabokov, May 30, 1998. Traded to Buffalo by Chicago with Doug Gilmour for Michal Grosek, March 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), February 9, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), October 26, 2011.
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