Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc Dufour
Right-winger Marc Dufour played briefly with the New York Rangers and LA Kings in the 60s. He was a natural goal scorer who had a long and productive career in the minors, particularly the AHL.

Born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Dufour was a New York prospect who played junior in Guelph with the Biltmores and Royals and in the MJHL with the Brandon Wheat Kings. After leading the MJHL with 37 goals in 33 games the gifted young forward turned pro with the EPHL's Sudbury Wolves in 1962-63. That year he scored 50 goals and was elevated to the AHL the next season. Dufour also scored a goal in ten games for the Blueshirts in 1963-64.

Apart from a two game stint in 1964-65, Dufour was a regular in the minors over the next four years. His best year was 1964-65 when he scored 43 goals and helped the St. Paul Rangers win the CHL crown. Following the season he was voted on to the CHL first all-star team. In June, 1967 he was picked by the Kings in the Expansion Draft and was a 20-goal shooter for Springfield of the AHL. In 1968-69 he played two games in LA and scored 34 time in Springfield.

Dufour retired in 1975 after spending his last six full seasons in the AHL. He topped the 30-goal mark four times, was a two-time all-star and helped the Baltimore Clippers reach the Calder Cup final in 1972.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 38 7 13 20 12 5 0 1 1 2
1960-61 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 10 8 10 18 6
1960-61 Guelph Royals OHA-Jr. 4 0 0 0 0
1960-61 Trois-Rivieres Reds M-Cup 9 10 8 18 30
1961-62 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 33 37 20 57 48 9 9 8 17 12
1961-62 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 11 10 6 16 20
1961-62 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 3 2 2 4 10
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 71 50 49 99 27 8 2 7 9 4
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 10 1 0 1 2
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 38 7 16 23 28
1963-64 Los Angeles Blades WHL 12 2 3 5 0 6 1 0 1 0
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1964-65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 69 43 50 93 33 11 4 14 18 21
1965-66 Baltimore Clippers AHL 65 14 23 37 8
1966-67 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 19 17 36 18 8 1 1 2 2
1967-68 Springfield Kings AHL 65 20 25 45 12 4 3 1 4 0
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1968-69 Springfield Kings AHL 70 34 36 70 20
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 71 32 53 85 22 14 2 6 8 4
1970-71 Baltimore Clippers AHL 69 31 51 82 15 6 0 5 5 0
1971-72 Baltimore Clippers AHL 59 15 36 51 12 18 7 6 13 8
1972-73 Baltimore Clippers AHL 67 30 32 62 16
1973-74 Baltimore Clippers AHL 74 42 62 104 21 9 4 3 7 2
1974-75 Baltimore Clippers AHL 29 8 7 15 12
NHL Totals 14 1 0 1 2


EPHL Second All-Star Team (1963)
CPHL First All-Star Team (1965)
AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1974)
Regular season totals for Trois-Rivieres (QJHL) during 1960-61 season unavailable. Loaned to Edmonton by Brandon for Memorial Cup playoffs, April, 1962. Claimed by Los Angeles from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by Baltimore from Los Angeles (Springfield-AHL) in Reverse Draft, June 10, 1970. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Rights traded to NY Raiders (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for the rights to Danny Johnson, June, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (AHL) after securing release from NY Raiders (WHA), October, 1972.
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