#24 Philippe Plante; Defense

 

6' 200lbs 8/10/78 33 YR. 13

Shoots: LEFT

Birthplace: Greenfield Park, PQ

This is his 13th pro season, his fifth one in the CHL and his first under the banner of the IceMen. Signed as a free agent from the Odessa Jackalopes on 7/14/11 after the latter team left the CHL to become a member of the junior NAHL loop. In 2010-11, was Odessa’s second top scoring defenseman with 31-points in 63-games on 6-goals, 25-assists and 61-PIM. Topped all Odessa defensemen in power play proficiency, delivering 16-PP/Points on 5-PPG and 11-PPA. Had outstanding playoffs for the ‘Jacks, recording 6-points and stellar +4 rating in 9-games. His 4-goals were foremost for the Odessa defense. Best season of his three spent in central Texas came in ’09-10, collect-ing 45-points in 63-games on 15-goals, 30-assists. Played for 5-seasons in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Hamilton Bulldogs where he was under contract to the NHL Montreal Canadiens. Played 4-seasons in Muskegon where he enjoyed some of his greatest grandeur and magical moments. In 2001-02, helped lead the Fury to their second of four League Championships over a 4-year span and in 2006-07, led the same team to the league division crown while achieving his best individual prolific performance, connecting on 67-points in 75-games on 18-goals, 49-assists and brilliant +38 rating. Finished #3 in the league in defense scoring and #2 for best plus player.

Pro career numbers: 783-games; 101-goals; 290-assists; 391-points; 617-PIM.

 

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS

YEAR TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM

1995-96 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 33 0 7 7 16

1996-97 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 38 0 7 7 57

1996-97 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 7 1 0 1 13

1996-97 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 18 0 2 2 22 8 2 2 4 6

1997-98 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 70 13 38 51 89

1998-99 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 70 16 64 80 42 23 7 13 20 28

1999-00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 63 3 11 14 24 14 2 0 2 4

2000-01 Austin Ice Bats WPHL 55 13 28 41 47 4 2 1 3 4

2000-01 Houston Aeros IHL 13 1 1 2 17

2000-01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 3 0 0 0 2

2001-02 Muskegon Fury UHL 73 8 23 31 28 17 2 1 3 4

2001-02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 0 0 0

2002-03 Muskegon Fury UHL 13 1 5 6 6

2002-03 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 57 11 13 24 36 15 0 2 2 10

2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 74 6 16 22 20 10 0 2 2 2

2004-05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 47 3 10 13 26 1 0 0 0 0

2005-06 Frankfort Lions DEL 52 1 5 6 66

2006-07 Muskegon Fury UHL 75 18 49 67 102 11 1 0 1 10

2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 0 0 2

2007-08 Muskegon Fury IHL 70 7 42 49 56 6 1 5 6 10

2008-09 Odessa Jackalopes CHL 60 8 32 40 66 13 2 5 7 6

2009-10 Odessa Jackalopes CHL 63 15 30 45 60 13 3 5 8 0

2010-11 Odessa Jackalopes CHL 63 6 25 31 61 9 4 2 6 10

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