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Normand Rochefort
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Born January 28, 1961 (1961-01-28) (age 58)
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 24th overall, 1980
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1980–2005

Normand Rochefort (born on January 28, 1961) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played for the Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Normand played his junior hockey with the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs and the Quebec Ramparts of the QMJHL from 1977 to 1980.

He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft (24th overall) where he played for the organization for eight seasons. He was also invited to play at Rendez-vous '87 and the Canada Cup.

By the end of the 1987-88 season, injuries began to take a toll on Normand and he decided that he needed a change of scenery.

On August 1, 1988, he was traded to the New York Rangers along with Jason Lafreniere in exchange for Bruce Bell, Jari Gronstrand, Walt Poddubny and the Rangers' 4th-round choice in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

Normand played for the Rangers for 4 seasons despite sustaining injuries along the way. In the 1992-93 season, he left the NHL to play for Eisbaren in Germany for one season.

On September 27, 1993, he signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning where played with them for six games before playing in the minors in Atlanta, Denver, Kansas and San Francisco until his retirement in 1998.

Then, Normand agreed to assist coaching the Acadie-Bathurst Titans. After this, he came out of retirement to play with his son Billy Rochefort until retiring again in 2005.

AccoladesEdit

  • QMJHL Rookie of the Year (Shared award with Denis Savard) (1978)
  • Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (1979)
  • QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1980)