Alain Chevrier

Alain Guy Chevrier ( born April 23, 1961 in Cornwall, Ontario ) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the New Jersey Devils, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings played from 1985 to 1991 in the National Hockey League.


Chevrier played during his junior career first for the Cornwall Royals in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. After a change to the Miami University in Ohio, he reduced his attention to the hockey and wanted to devote himself to his studies. But after a short time he went to the University of team in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association on ice.

In 1984 he finally signed his first professional contract with the Fort Wayne Komets of the International Hockey League. After an ordinary year pledged him the New Jersey Devils as a free agent. With strong performances in its first year it could afford the Devils to make their choice goalkeeper Glenn Resch and build on young goalkeeper like Craig Billington and Kirk McLean. The following year, Karl Friesen came as a further back-up goalie to, but Chevrier was with 58 inserts the clear number one. An excellent start he had in the 1987/88 season. Seven of his first ten games he won in October 1987 and became the first player in the NHL who received the newly introduced award as the NHL player of the month.

For the 1988/89 season he moved to the Winnipeg Jets. Back in January, followed the next change. Until then, he had prepared four goals in his 22 appearances for the Jets. His new club were the Chicago Blackhawks. With this team, he played a strong playoff series and failed only in the semifinals later in the Stanley Cup winners, the Calgary Flames. He had Darren Pang displaced as a goalkeeper, and was there initially to succeed against the emerging Ed Belfour. In his second season, the Blackhawks Jacques Cloutier had committed, which made Chevrier dispensable. At the end of the season he moved to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he came just three inserts.

The season 1990/91 was for him the last. He played mostly for the San Diego Gulls in the IHL, but also led to three appearances for the Detroit Red Wings. A particular statistical value were his eleven originals in 234 games.

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