Jacques DEMERS

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CanadianBorn Jacques DEMERS

Canadian Senator, and former head coach for the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League

Born on August 25, 1944 in Montreal, Quebec , Canada (77 years)

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Two of the franchises that Demers coached in the WHA were the Chicago Cougars and the Quebec Nordiques. Demers had the opportunity to coach Wayne Gretzky in the 1979 WHA All-Star Game. The format of the game was a three game series between the WHA All-Stars against HC Moscow Dynamo. The WHA All-Stars were coached by Jacques Demers and Demers asked Gordie Howe if it was okay to put him on a line with Wayne Gretzky and his son Mark Howe. In Game One, the line scored seven points, as the WHA All-Stars won by a score of 4–2. In game two, Gretzky and Mark Howe each scored a goal and Gordie Howe picked up an assist as the WHA won 4–2. The line did not score in the final game but the WHA won by a score of 4–3.

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