|Normand G. Dube
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 9.12.51 Sherbrooke, Quebec
|How he arrived: Claimed from the Los Angeles Kings in the Expansion Draft, 6.12.74
How he left: Joined the Quebec Nordiques (WHA) after his rights were traded by the Birmingham
Bulls for future considerations, 6.30.76
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Dube got his first shot at the bigs with the Scouts after spending 2 seasons in the Kings' organization. Both those seasons
were productive, so seeing this... well, it is what is: getting quality playing time on an expansion team.
The following season marked a return to the AHL, where he would record his third 30-goal season with the Springfield
team. (2 while known as the Kings, and this time, while known as the Indians.)
The following season he was playing with the Beauce Jaros of the North American Pro League. That team would fold
midseason, which opened up the chance to get back into big league hockey... Well, he sorta did. Depends on your view
of the WHA. Anyway, he would play with the Quebec Nordiques until the middle of the 78-79 season, at which point
he would finish his North American career in the AHL. And he finished it with a bang, winning the John B. Sollenberger
Trophy as the league's leading scorer and the Les Cunningham Trophy as the AHL's MVP.
From there, he would go on to play 5 seasons in the Swiss League before retiring.
The only info I have on his post-retirement life is that he did serve as the GM of the Sherbrooke Faucons of the Q for
3 seasons in the 90s.
He is the father of former Rangers' draftee Christian Dube. Like Dad, Christian also played in Switzerland, although
I shouldn't use past tense. He's currently in his 9th season with HC Bern.
|Entry Draft: 1971 Seventh Round Pick (90th overall) by the
Los Angeles Kings