Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michel Bergeron
A big league right-winger who could scare his share of goals, Michel Bergeron scored 125 goals in three seasons with the QMJHL's Sorel Black Hawks. He was chosen 63rd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1974 Amateur Draft and scored ten goals in 25 games as a rookie in 1974-75, while seeing the majority of his playing time in the AHL with the Virgina Wings. Bergeron enjoyed his finest NHL season in 1975-76 when he scored 32 goals, including 12 on the power-play. During this time he formed a solid troika with Dennis Hextall and Nick Libbet.

Bergeron scored 21 times in 1976-77 and spent some time with the CHL's Kansas City Blues before being traded to the New York Islanders early in 1977-78. He scored nine goals for his new club but the team was deep at the forward position and Bergeron's spent some time with the CHL's Fort Worth Texans. Following a trade to the Washington Capitals, he played 30 games in 1978-79 then spent the remainder of his playing time in the minors with stops in the IHL with Milwaukee and AHL with Nova Scotia.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 24 23 21 44 11 4 0 1 1 29
1972-73 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 63 40 62 102 54 9 5 12 17 22
1973-74 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 70 62 81 143 120 14 12 14 26 32
1974-75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 25 10 7 17 10 +5
1974-75 Virginia Wings AHL 49 9 13 22 14
1975-76 Detroit Red Wings NHL 72 32 27 59 48 +2
1976-77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 21 12 33 98 -40
1976-77 Kansas City Blues CHL 4 3 5 8 4
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 1 0 1 0 -2
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 25 9 6 15 2 +16
1977-78 Fort Worth Texans CHL 9 2 1 3 4
1978-79 Washington Capitals NHL 30 7 6 13 7 -18
1978-79 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 15 3 5 8 2 8 7 4 11 2
1979-80 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 33 11 20 31 30
1979-80 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 34 25 37 62 34 2 0 1 1 20
1980-81 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 71 30 49 79 22 7 2 4 6 11
1981-82 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 22 8 15 23 4
1981-82 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 22 5 9 14 13
NHL Totals 229 80 58 138 165


Traded to NY Islanders by Detroit for Andre St. Laurent, October 20, 1977. Traded to Washington by NY Islanders for Washington's 2nd round choice (Tomas Jonsson) in 1979 Entry Draft, October 19, 1978.