March 31, 1953|
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Atlanta Flames |
16th overall, 1973|
35th overall, 1973|
Victor Dennis Mercredi (born March 31, 1953 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) is a half Chipewyan native Canadian that formerly played professional ice hockey in the National Hockey League (NHL) and World Hockey Association (WHA) as a left winger.
Hockey career and accomplishments
Vic Mercredi's hockey career spanned a decade, from 1969 to 1980. He played for the Penticton Broncos in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League from 1969–71 and the New Westminster Bruins in the Western Canadian Hockey League from 1971-73. Mercredi was drafted 16th overall in the first round of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Flames, and 35th overall in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft by the Houston Aeros. He played 2 games for Atlanta in the 1974–75 season, and three games for the Calgary Cowboys during the 1975-76 WHA season. He also played for a time in Stockholm, Sweden, on the now defunct Hammarby IF Hockey team. Mercredi was the 1970-71 BCJHL MVP and voted on the BCJHL all-star first team. He was also inducted into the Northwest Territories Sport Hall of Fame in 2013 for being the first hockey player born in the Northwest Territories to play in the National Hockey League.
Mercredi ran for public office to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in the 2011 Northwest Territories general election in the electoral district of Kam Lake. He finished third out of four candidates, while incumbent Dave Ramsay was re-elected.
Regular season and playoffs
|1971–72||New Westminster Bruins||WCHL||68||24||30||54||87||5||1||1||2||2|
|1972–73||New Westminster Bruins||WCHL||67||52||61||113||135||5||8||4||12||14|
- "1973 NHL Amateur Draft -- Vic Mercredi". www.hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- "Vic Mercredi hockey statistics and profile at hockeydb.com". www.hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- "Vic Mercredi | Sport North Federation". sportnorth.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- Church, M. "Hockey hero inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame – Northern Journal". norj.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
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