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Denis DeJordy
Denis DeJordy
Goaltender
Number: 27
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 185
Catches: Left
Born: Nov 12, 1938
Birthplace: St-hyacinthe, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by NY Islanders with Don McLaughlin for Arnie Brown and Gerry Gray on October 4, 1972.
Denis DeJordy knew the road to the NHL was in sight by the time he reached the ranks of Junior B with the Dixie Beehives in 1956-57 at the age of 18. The following year he was playing major junior A in the Ontario Hockey Association for the St. Catharines Teepees.

During his two seasons in St. Catharines, DeJordy helped the Teepees to the top of the Ontario League. The leader of the team offensively was Stan Mikita. DeJordy missed playing with Bobby Hull, who graduated from the team after the 1956-57 season to join the Chicago Blackhawks. They would, however, play together for seven years with Chicago.

After spending three years in the minors with the Sault Ste. Marie Thunderbirds and the Buffalo Bisons, DeJordy got the call to play in the NHL in the 1962-63 season. He started five games that year, with a 2-1-2 record and a 2.48 goals against average. He appeared in six games the following year, but it was in the fall of 1964 that DeJordy got to play in 30 games for Chicago. He went 16-11-3 with a 2.52 average.

Over the next three years, DeJordy was clearly the Blackhawks' No. 1 goaltender, playing in 44, 50, and 53 games respectively. In 1966-67, DeJordy shared the Vezina Trophy with Glenn Hall with the best goals against average. He won 67 games over those three seasons, but DeJordy found himself serving as the backup for the 1969-70 season with the arrival of 26-year-old Tony Esposito from the Montreal Canadiens. Esposito started 63 games that season, leaving a scant 10 games for DeJordy before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings, where he appeared in 21 games.

In 1970-71 as a member of the Kings, DeJordy played in 60 games, the most of any of his eleven NHL seasons. His record was just 18-29-11 with a 3.80 goals against average on what was a dismal L.A. team.

In the fall of 1971, DeJordy was sent to the Canadiens with the arrival of Rogie Vachon arriving from Montreal. It was evident Vachon's days were numbered in Montreal with the arrival of Ken Dryden, who almost singlehandedly led the Habs to the Stanley Cup as a rookie that previous spring. DeJordy served as Dryden's backup for seven games.

In 1972-73, DeJordy became a member of the Detroit Red Wings where he started in 24 games, going 8-11-3 with a 3.74 goals against average. In 1973-74, DeJordy played one period for the Wings, allowing four goals, leaving him with a 12.00 goals against average for the year. He finished his pro hockey career that same year with the Baltimore Clippers of the AHL, playing in 42 games going 21-13-6 with a 3.23 goals against average.

In December 1974, DeJordy and the Red Wings set a precedent in the NHL when he was named the league's first-ever goaltending coach. His job was to instruct the Wings' goalies Jim Rutherford and Doug Grant.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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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