Daniel J. Berthiaume (born January 26, 1966) is a former NHL goaltender who played with the Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, and Ottawa Senators.
Profession “The Bandit” Berthiaume was a great goaltender in the QMJHL for the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Chicoutimi Saguenéens. In 1984-85, Berthiaume won 40 games for the Saguenéens, an outstanding performance given the team’s 41-win season.
The Winnipeg Jets chose him 60th overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, and he made his NHL debut that spring during the NHL playoffs.
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In the first round against the Flames, Dan Bouchard began but was replaced by Brian Hayward after five goals. After allowing six goals in Game Two, Hayward was benched and Marc Behrend finished the game. In-Game Three, with the Jets in danger of being eliminated, Berthiaume made his NHL debut, making 39 saves before losing in overtime against Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald.
After acquiring Steve Penney from the Montreal Canadiens, Berthiaume and fellow rookie Eldon “Pokey” Reddick created a formidable platoon known as “Pokey and the Bandit”, after the popular movie Smokey and the Bandit. In his first NHL season (1986-87), Berthiaume went 18-7-3 in 31 games. In his second NHL season, Berthiaume started for Winnipeg and had a career-high 22 victories. The next season he struggled and spent most of the year in the minors as Reddick took over as the Jets’ starter and Alain Chevrier and Bob Essensa backed him up. In 1989-90, Berthiaume rejoined the Jets, although Essensa was the team’s starter.
Berthiaume was accused of swearing at autograph seekers. On January 22, 1990, he was dealt with the Minnesota North Stars. The Jets’ GM stated Berthiaume’s move was due to his off-ice behavior. The goalie apologized on television for swearing at autograph seekers, but denied the incident the next day, claiming team management had ordered him to.
Berthiaume began the 2005-06 season as an assistant coach for the Roanoke Valley Vipers of the United Hockey League. On February 6, 2006, he was named head coach, replacing Jim Wiley, who was fired mid-season. Then he coached the VMI hockey team.
Capt. Bert’s Fishin’ Charters on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, is owned and operated by Berthiaume. Seine Marie et ses Trois fils He also coaches a local minor hockey club, Freddy being his greatest admirer.
Daniel Berthiaume is a notable Ice Hockey Player from Canada. Daniel J. Berthiaume (born January 26, 1966) is a former NHL goalie (NHL). Daniel Berthiaume’s zodiac sign is Aquarius.
EC Graz in Austria, but on December 15, 1992, he signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators. Aside from goalkeeper Peter Sidorkiewicz, the Senators relied largely on veteran Steve Weeks, who posted a 7.23 goals-against average. Berthiaume replaced Sidorkiewicz. In 25 games for the Senators, he went 2-17-1. The Senators acquired Craig Billington and promoted rookie Darrin Madeley, displacing Berthiaume. In one minute with Ottawa in 1993-94, he allowed two goals on two shots, giving him a 120.00 goals-against average and a 0% save percentage. He was dealt with the Red Wings for Steve Konroyd late in the season, although he never played for them, having made his final NHL appearance with the Senators earlier that year.
Since Jon Casey was the North Stars’ primary goaltender, Berthiaume played in just five games, earning one victory and a 3.50 goals-against average. Berthiaume was dealt with the Los Angeles Kings for Craig Duncanson before to training camp in 1990-91.
Berthiaume won 20 games with the Kings as a backup to veteran Kelly Hrudey. The next season, 1991–92, he struggled, with a 4.04 goals-against average and only seven victories in 19 games. On January 18, 1992, he was traded to Boston for future consideration due to his erratic play.
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Daniel Berthiaume is one of the wealthiest and most popular ice hockey players. Daniel Berthiaume’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 Million by Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
Berthiaume was a great goalkeeper for the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL. In 1984-85, Berthiaume won 40 games for the Saguenéens, an outstanding performance given the team’s 41-win season.
He played his final NHL game with the Ottawa Senators in 1993-94 and spent the rest of his career with the Roanoke Express in the ECHL, where he shared time with Dave Gagnon. He also played for the Wheeling Thunderbirds of the ECHL, the Detroit Vipers of the IHL, and the Central Texas Stampede of the WPHL, where he was named Most Outstanding Goaltender in 1996-97. He retired in 2005 after one season with the Port Huron Beacons of the United Hockey League.
Berthiaume played goal for the New Jersey Rockin’ Rollers in 1994, the Motor City Mustangs in 1995, and the Philadelphia Bulldogs in 1996.