Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Vic Mercredi
Vic Mercredi was the second pick of the Atlanta Flames, 16th overall in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.

At the age of 16, Mercredi joined Penticton of the BCJHL in 1969-70, scoring 16 goals and 34 points in 48 games. In his second year in the BCJHL he erupted for 50 goals and 106 points in 51 games, establishing himself as a solid offensive performer. He was also awarded the league's MVP trophy and was a unanimous First Team All-Star selection.

In 1971-72 Mercredi moved up to major junior hockey, joining the New Westminster Bruins of the WCJHL. In 68 games he scored 24 goals and 54 points. He increased his totals the following year to 52 goals and 113 points in 67 games.

Mercredi failed to earn a starting spot on the Atlanta Flames roster in 1973-74, and was sent to play for the Omaha Knights of the CHL where he had 21 goals and 57 points in 68 games. He spent another year in Omaha, suiting up for 64 games, but also was called up to the Flames for the only two games of his NHL career.

Mercredi had also been drafted by the WHA in 1973 by the Houston Aeros, who traded his rights to the Calgary Cowboys in March, 1976 for future considerations. He ended up playing three games with the Cowboys that year, failing to register a point but did spend 29 minutes in the penalty box.

With his professional career sputtering in North America, Mercredi moved to Sweden where he played for 18 games in 1976-77, and despite averaging almost a point per game, decided to return to North America. He then joined the Phoenix Roadrunners of the PHL and played one game with the AHL's Springfield Indians. He played one year of senior hockey in the BCSHL in 1979-80 before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Penticton Broncos BCJHL 48 16 18 34
1970-71 Penticton Broncos BCJHL 51 50 56 106 38
1971-72 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 68 24 30 54 87 5 1 1 2 2
1972-73 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 67 52 61 113 135 5 8 4 12 14
1973-74 Omaha Knights CHL 68 21 36 57 34 5 1 2 3 2
1974-75 Atlanta Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Omaha Knights CHL 64 10 16 26 16 6 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 3 0 0 0 29
1975-76 Baltimore Clippers AHL 52 6 9 15 15
1976-77 Hammarby IF Stockholm Sweden-2 18 5 9 14 67
1977-78 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Phoenix Roadrunners PHL 42 16 24 40 48
1978-79 Tucson Rustlers PHL 29 8 20 28 4
1979-80 Delta Kings BCSHL
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


BCJHL Most Valuable Player (1971)
BCJHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1973 WHA Amateur Player Draft, May, 1973. WHA rights traded to Calgary (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, March, 1976.
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