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Marc Boileau
Marc Boileau
Center
(boy LOH)
Number: 19
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 3, 1932
Birthplace: Pointe Claire, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit (Seattle-WHL) by Indianapolis (IHL) for cash, September 1958.
Center Marc Boileau began his major junior career with the Verdun LaSalle in 1950-51 before moving on to the St. Jerome Eagles the following year. At the age of 20 he moved to Ontario and suited up for the Kitchener Greenshirts for half a season and also played for the Montreal Junior Canadiens.

Boileau had an immense passion for hockey and a lifelong dream to play it professionally and of course his ultimate goal was to play in the NHL. Teammates often marvelled at his strong work ethic and desire for the game. Others thought he was a bit too passionate, and felt he had somewhat of a short fuse. He turned pro with Cincinnati in 1953-54. He played with an assortment of minor-league teams for eight years before finally getting the chance to perform in the NHL.

It was in 1961-62 when Boileau played 54 games with the Detroit Red Wings. He was told to concentrate primarily on his defensive duties, which he took on with great pride. He also managed to chip in with five goals and eleven points. Despite a relatively strong on-ice performance, the Red Wings were unable to find a roster spot for him beyond that season and he never played in the NHL again.

Boileau loved the game though, and he continued to lace up the blades for another nine years in the minors. At the age of 40 he played two games with the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL before retiring.

In 1973-74 he joined the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins in a management capacity. He also coached the team in 1975 but announced his retirement later that summer. Boileau then jumped to the WHA where he guided the Quebec Nordiques and was behind the bench for the team's 1977 Avco Cup championship when they defeated the defending champion Winnipeg Jets in seven games. He also served as coach at the 1978 WHA All-Star Game where the Nordiques defeated a team of WHA All Stars 5-4. One of the many humorous stories loaded with irony surfaced soon after the WHA folded when it was alleged the coach of the Winnipeg Jets, Bobby Kromm, and Boileau of the Nordiques once got into a nasty fist fight during a heated disagreement at an anti-violence meeting which of all things was intended to look at ways of curbing on-ice violence. Apparently boardroom pugilism was not an issue on the corporate agenda.

Boileau's father Rene also played in the NHL, suiting up for seven games with the New York Americans in 1925-26.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59