33. Normand Rochefort

33. Normand Rochefort

After being drafted 24th Overall in 1980, Quebec born Defenseman, Normand Rochefort, joined the Quebec Nordiques as a rookie and would play 56 Games as a rookie.

Rochefort was a very good stay-at-home Defenseman, who would excel on the penalty kill.  While he was not a great offensive player, he would still manage to put together two straight 20 Assist seasons (1983-84 & 1984-85).  He played with the Nordiques until he was traded after the 1987-88 Season, and he would score 136 Points with a Plus/Minus of +83 for the team.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 24th Overall 6/11/80.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Rangers with Jason Lafreniere for Bruce Bell, Jari Gronstrand, Walt Poddubny, and New York's 1989 4th Round Pick (which would be Eric Dubois) 8/1/88.
  • Games Played: 480
  • Notable Statistics: 32 Goals, 104 Assists, 136 Points, 83 PIM, 0.28 PPG, +83 Plus/Minus, 29.5 Point Shares, 9 Points in 58 Playoff Games
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