Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pierre Mondou
Centre Pierre Mondou was a talented offensive player who checks and kills penalties. He produced at all levels of hockey and was a key role player then leader on the Montreal Canadiens.

Born in Sorel, Quebec, Mondou was chosen 15th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1975 after a fine career in the QMJHL. He spent two years in the AHL with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs then joined the Habs as a reserve when the won the Cup in 1977. Mondou scored 19 goals as a rookie in 1977-78 and contributed ten points when Montreal won the Stanley Cup. In 1978-79, he scored 31 goals centering Mario Tremblay and Yvon Lambert when Doug Risebrough was hurt and helped the club win its fourth straight Stanley Cup.

Following the dismantling of the Stanley Cup dynasty, Mondou was a key player for the Habs in the early '80s. In 1981-82, he scored 35 goals playing with Tremblay and Rejean Houle and was a veteran leader along with Larry Robinson and Mario Tremblay. He was forced to retire in 1985 after he suffered an eye injury caused by Ulf Samuelsson. This was a huge blow to the Canadiens since, at the time of his injury, Mondou was playing excellent hockey with Mats Naslund and Mario Tremblay. After retiring as a player, Mondou worked as an assistant coach with the Verdun juniors then moved into the Habs' front office for several years.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 64 37 43 80 57 10 6 4 10 12
1973-74 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 60 62 57 119 102 2 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 28 16 23 39 13
1974-75 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 40 40 47 87 23 9 8 5 13 13
1975-76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 74 34 43 77 30 9 1 5 6 4
1976-77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 71 44 45 89 21 12 8 11 19 6
1976-77 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 19 30 49 8 +32 15 3 7 10 4
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 31 41 72 26 +59 16 3 6 9 4
1979-80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 30 36 66 12 +26 4 1 4 5 4
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 57 17 24 41 16 +24 3 0 1 1 0
1981-82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 35 33 68 57 +18 5 2 5 7 8
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 76 29 37 66 31 +32 3 0 1 1 2
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 15 22 37 8 +9 14 6 3 9 2
1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 18 39 57 21 +15 5 2 1 3 2
NHL Totals 548 194 262 456 179 69 17 28 45 26


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1975)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (1976) (co - winner - Greg Holst)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1977)
Suffered eventual career-ending eye injury in game vs. Hartford, March 9, 1985.
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