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Jean-Pierre Dumont

Canadian ice hockey player

Jean-Pierre "J. P." Dumont (born April 1, 1978) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger. Dumont played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and Nashville Predators. He also played for SC Bern of the National League A (NLA).

Jean-Pierre Dumont
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Born (1978-04-01) April 1, 1978 (age 41)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right winger
Played for NHL:
Chicago Blackhawks
Buffalo Sabres
Nashville Predators
SC Bern
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1996
New York Islanders
Playing career 1998–2013


Before playing in the NHL, Dumont played 4 seasons with the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He was drafted with the 3rd overall pick by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Dumont had a contract dispute with the Islanders and they traded him and a 5th round draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for Dmitri Nabokov in 1998.[1]

Dumont played 72 games over two seasons with the Blackhawks and in March 2000, he was traded along with Doug Gilmour and a draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres for Michal Grosek.[2] Dumont played 5 seasons with the Sabres and was named their captain in January 2004.[3]

After the Sabres rejected Dumont's $2.9-million arbitration award, he signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Nashville Predators on August 29, 2006.[4] On June 30, 2011, the Predators bought out Dumont's contract and he became an unrestricted free agent for July 1.[5] He retired from playing professional ice hockey in 2013. Since retiring, Dumont is currently a member of tag HC Nashville which is based in Nashville, Tennessee.


  1. "Nabokov Is History As Hawk". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-9-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Gilmour Dealt As Hawks Look To Beef Up". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-9-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Sabres 5, Mighty Ducks 2". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2014-9-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Predators sign free agent J.P. Dumont". Nashville Predators. Retrieved 2014-9-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Predators Buy Out Dumont, Make Him Unrestricted Free Agent". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2014-9-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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Preceded by
James Patrick
Buffalo Sabres captain
January 2004
Succeeded by
Danny Briere