Jacques Lemaire

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    176 lbs / 80 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired
  • Highlights
    9-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 9

Nephew: Manny Fernandez

Team Staff profile of Jacques Lemaire also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1962-63 Lachine Maroons QMJHL 42 41 63 104 - |
1963-64 Montréal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 42 25 30 55 17 | Playoffs 17 10 6 16 4
1964-65 Montréal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 56 25 47 72 52 | Playoffs 7 1 5 6 0
Québec Aces AHL 1 0 0 0 0 |
1965-66 Montréal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 48 41 52 93 69 | Playoffs 10 11 2 13 14
1966-67 Houston Apollos CPHL 69 19 30 49 19 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0
1967-68 Montréal Canadiens NHL 69 22 20 42 16 15 | Playoffs 13 7 6 13 6
1968-69 Montréal Canadiens NHL 75 29 34 63 29 31 | Playoffs 14 4 2 6 6
1969-70 Montréal Canadiens NHL 69 32 28 60 16 19 |
1970-71 Montréal Canadiens NHL 78 28 28 56 18 0 | Playoffs 20 9 10 19 17
1971-72 Montréal Canadiens NHL 77 32 49 81 26 37 | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 2
1972-73 Montréal Canadiens NHL 77 44 51 95 16 59 | Playoffs 17 7 13 20 2
1973-74 Montréal Canadiens NHL 66 29 38 67 10 4 | Playoffs 6 0 4 4 2
1974-75 Montréal Canadiens NHL 80 36 56 92 20 25 | Playoffs 11 5 7 12 4
1975-76 Montréal Canadiens NHL 61 20 32 52 20 26 | Playoffs 13 3 3 6 2
1976-77 Montréal Canadiens NHL 75 34 41 75 22 70 | Playoffs 14 7 12 19 6
1977-78 Montréal Canadiens NHL 76 36 61 97 14 54 | Playoffs 15 6 8 14 10
1978-79 Montréal Canadiens NHL 50 24 31 55 10 9 | Playoffs 16 11 12 23 6
1979-80 HC Sierre NLB 28 29 16 45 - |
1980-81 HC Sierre NLB 38 49 38 87 - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1979-80 HC Sierre NLB Player-Coach
1980-81 HC Sierre NLB Player-Coach
1981-82 SUNY-Plattsburgh NCAA III Asst. Coach
1982-83 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL Head Coach
1983-84 Montréal Canadiens NHL Head Coach
1984-85 Montréal Canadiens NHL Head Coach Replaced Bob Berry midseason
1985-86 Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. General Manager
Montréal Canadiens NHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
1986-87 Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. General Manager
Montréal Canadiens NHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
1987-88 Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. General Manager
Montréal Canadiens NHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
1988-89 Verdun Jr. Canadiens QMJHL General Manager
1989-90 Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. General Manager
1990-91 Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. General Manager
1991-92 Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. General Manager
Fredericton Canadiens AHL General Manager
1992-93 Montréal Canadiens NHL Asst. General Manager
Fredericton Canadiens AHL General Manager
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
1998-99 Montréal Canadiens NHL Team Consultant
1999-00 Montréal Canadiens NHL Team Consultant
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2005-06 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL Head Coach
2009-10 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
Canada OG Asst. Coach
2010-11 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach Replaced John MacLean midseason
2012-13 New Jersey Devils NHL Special Assignment Coach
2013-14 New Jersey Devils NHL Special Assignment Coach
2014-15 New Jersey Devils NHL Special Assignment Coach
2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Special Assignment Coach
2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Special Assignment Coach
2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Special Assignment Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
CPHL 69 19 30 49 0.71 19 0 | 6 0 1 1 0.17 0 0
NHL 853 366 469 835 0.98 217 349 | 145 61 78 139 0.96 63 0
NLB 66 78 54 132 2.00 0 0 |
OHA-Jr. 146 91 129 220 1.51 138 0 | 34 22 13 35 1.03 18 0
QMJHL 42 41 63 104 2.48 0 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Montréal Canadiens

Cult/Star player for Sierre

Lemaire is one of six players to have scored two Stanley Cup championship-winning goals, getting the Cup clinchers in both 1977 and 1979. The five other players are Mike Bossy in 1982 and 1983, Bobby Orr in 1970 and 1972, Henri Richard in 1966 and 1971, Jean Béliveau in 1960 and 1965 and Toe Blake in 1944 and 1946). In addition to his eight Stanley Cup wins as a player and one as head coach, Lemaire was part of the Montreal Canadiens' Cup teams in 1986 and 1993, serving as assistant general manager.

MANAGEMENT CAREER
- Sierre (Player-Coach) 1979-1981
- Longueuil Chevaliers (Head Coach) 1982-1983
- Montreal Canadiens (Head Coach) 1983-1985
- Montreal Canadiens (Asst. GM) 1986-1993
- New Jersey Devils (Head Coach) 1993-1998
- Minnesota Wild (Head Coach) 2000-2009
- New Jersey Devils (Head Coach) 2009-