Drafted 1991, 1 #1 overall by Victoriaville Tigres in the QMJHL Entry Draft
Cult/Star player for Davos
Cult/Star player for Forward-Morges HC
Cult/Star player for Ottawa Senators
Cult/Star player for Victoriaville Tigres
- 2010-03-23 • Contract with Davos reduced by two-years
- 2006-12 • Signed to a three-year contract extension by Davos
- 2006-05-13 • Signed to a two-year contract by Davos
- 2006-03-04 • Placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild
- 2005-07-29 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Minnesota Wild
- 2005-02-05 • Signed to a lock-out contract by Forward
- 2004-06-30 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Minnesota Wild (Team Option)
- 2003-09-30 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Minnesota Wild
- 2003-09-05 • Invited to training camp by the Minnesota Wild
- 2002-10-04 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 2002-08-13 • Invited to training camp by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 1999-10-03 • Traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers for future considerations
- 1999-01-29 • Traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Alexander Selivanov
- 1999-01-29 • Traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Edmonton Oilers for Andrei Kovalenko
- 1998-01-17 • Traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Philadelphia Flyers for Pat Falloon, Vaclav Prospal and a 2nd round draft pick in 1998 NHL Entry Draft (Chris Bala)
- 1993-06-26 • Signed to a five-year contract by the Ottawa Senators
- 2009-10-23 • Loaned to Langnau by Davos
- 2009-10-16 • Loaned to Gottéron by Davos
- 2006-03-13 • Assigned to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) by the Minnesota Wild
- 2006-03-08 • Assigned to the Houston Aeros (AHL) by the Minnesota Wild
- 2002-12-28 • Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL) by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 1999-10-06 • Assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) by the New York Rangers
Alexandre Daigle enjoyed a stellar career in the major juniors. His skills and offensive production did not go unnoticed and the Montréal native was selected as the first overall pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.
After the draft, Daigle was signed to a $12.25 million, five-year contract by the Ottawa Senators. The contract was considered controversial at the time as it awarded a lucrative contract to an unproven player. Entry level player contract lenght and compensation became regulated by the league in 1995.
Daigle played nearly five seasons with the Ottawa Senators, racking up a good number of goals and assists. However, the team expected more of the first round pick, especially when fellow Senators Daniel Alfredsson and Alexei Yashin were performing better on the scoreboard than he was. Daigle strugged in his final season with the Senators and as a result, in January 1998 he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Pat Falloon, Vaclav Prospal and a 2nd round draft pick in 1998 NHL Entry Draft (Chris Bala).
Daigle's was unable to elevate his game in his new surroundings in Philadelphia and the Flyers traded him to the Edmonton Oilers for Andrei Kovalenko. Oilers opted not to retain his services and traded him to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Alexander Selivanov. He spent the remainder of the season in Tampa, only to be traded to the New York Rangers for future considerations before the following season. The change of scenery did not lead to the revitalization of his game and the previously highly touted player retired at the age of 25 citing lack of motivation.
In 2002 Daigle returned to hockey and attended the Pittsburgh Penguins training camp. His good efforts led the Penguins to award him a contract. However, during the season he found himself demoted to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins of the AHL. In 2003 Daigle signed with the Minnesota Wild. During the 2003-04 season his production went up considerably and by the end of the season he was tied with his previous point record.
After the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Daigle returned to play with the Wild. However, he was unable to replicate his previous good season with the team and once more he was sent to the AHL. In May 2006 he signed a multi-year contract with Davos and spent the rest of his career in Switzerland.