Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Years Played: 1970, 1971, 1972
Bernie Gagnon came to Michigan from Ville Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec and played right wing for Coach Al Renfrew from 1968-1969 to 1971-1972. He scored seventy-nine goals and sixty-three assists for a career total of 142 points. Nicknamed “The Boomer”, Bernie’s most memorable game came against archrival Michigan State in a game where he scored the tying late in the third period to force overtime and Michigan won the game 8-7. Bernie had three goals and four assists in the game, figuring in seven of the team’s eight goals.
Bernie Gagnon served as Assistant Captain in his junior and senior years. He was named the Dekers’ “Most Colorful Rookie” in 1970 and the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1972. He was also selected to the All-WCHA team in 1972. Following his graduation from the School of Business Administration, he played minor league hockey in St. Louis, Forth Worth, and San Diego. He also spent ten years in Switzerland, both as a player and a coach.
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