|Denis Gilles Dupere
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 6.21.48 Jonquiere, Quebec
|How he arrived: Traded by the St. Louis Blues with Craig Patrick and cash for Lynn Powis and
Scouts' 2nd round pick in the 1976 E.D., 6.18.75
How he left: Retired after the 77-78 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Dupere would break in with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but by that point, he was already taking the route of the
journeyman. That pretty much sums up his career: journeyman, I mean.
He was a defensive specialist with a deceptive wristshot. He had to have been a defensive specialist; personal feelings
for the plus-minus stat notwithstanding, when other Rockies players were deep in the minus, he was a plus.
He started seeing minor league games again during his time with the franchise. (The last time he did was while he was
Toronto property.) That was a sign that his career was nearing an end, which it did in 1978 with his retirement. (The
story goes that the new owners of the team wouldn't give him a one-way contract, something the previous owner
promised him after the season.)
After a year off, he did play a season in a senior league, then one in France. He retired for good after that season in
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise