April 30, 1948
St. Hermas, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||professional ice hockey coach|
Pierre Pagé, also spelled Pierre Page (born April 30, 1948) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and executive. He currently coaches EHC Red Bull München. He is also a former head coach in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Pagé started coaching at the age of 24 with Dalhousie University as assistant coach. He became the head coach the following year, a position he held for seven years. He then coached in the National Hockey League (NHL) for thirteen years, coaching the Minnesota North Stars, Quebec Nordiques, Calgary Flames and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. His career record was 253 wins, 301 losses and 82 ties. He was an assistant coach with the Flames that went to the 1986 Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Montreal Canadiens. After being dismissed by the Mighty Ducks, and out of hockey for one season, he continued his coaching career in Europe where he has coached in Switzerland (Ambrì-Piotta), Germany (Berlin Eisbären) and now in Austria. In Berlin, he led the club to its first two championships.
He is currently the Sporting Director and Head Coach of EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Erste Bank Hockey League in Austria. With Pagé behind the bench, the Red Bulls won the championship in 2008 and 2010 and finished second in 2009 in a close series against Klagenfurt. 2010 was the most successful year in the history of the EC Red Bull Salzburg. The team won their international pre-season tournament (Red Bull Salute), the Continental Cup (IIHF European Championship), and the Austrian Championship. Pagé spearheaded the IIDM—International Ice Hockey Development Model—in Salzburg with the Red Bulls, which aims to develop world class athletes with the help of the training facilities provided at the Thalgau training center.
In Quebec, he also held the general manager position from 1991 until 1994. He was the Quebec Nordiques general manager who traded Eric Lindros for Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Steve Duchesne, Mike Ricci, Chris Simon, Kerry Huffman, $15 million and first round draft picks from the Philadelphia Flyers. This transaction was crucial in securing the Nordiques' future, making them a contender after many years without success on the ice.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|MIN||1988–89||80||27||37||16||70||3rd in Norris||Lost in first round|
|MIN||1989–90||80||36||40||4||76||4th in Norris||Lost in first round|
|QUE||1991–92||62||17||34||11||(52)||5th in Adams||Missed playoffs|
|QUE||1992–93||84||47||27||10||104||2nd in Adams||Lost in first round|
|QUE||1993–94||84||34||42||8||76||5th in Northeast||Missed playoffs|
|CGY||1995–96||82||34||37||11||79||2nd in Pacific||Lost in first round|
|CGY||1996–97||82||34||41||9||73||5th in Pacific||Missed Playoffs|
|ANA||1997–98||82||26||43||13||65||6th in Pacific||Missed Playoffs|
| General Manager of the Quebec Nordiques
| Head coach of the Minnesota North Stars
| Head coach of the Quebec Nordiques
| Head coach of the Calgary Flames
| Head coach of the Anaheim Ducks