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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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