|J. P. Vigier|
|Born||September 11, 1976 (1976-09-11) (age 34),
Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB, CAN
|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Jean-Pierre Vigier (born September 11, 1976 in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba) is a professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for SC Bern of the National League A in Switzerland.
Vigier spent four seasons at Northern Michigan University before signing as a free-agent with the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League. He began his professorial career in the International Hockey League with the Orlando Solar Bears. Vigier played parts of two season with the Solar Bears helping them to win the Turner Cup in 2001. He also made his NHL debut during the 2000-01 season, one of only two games he played at the NHL level that year. Following the 2000-01 season Vigier joined the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). While with the Wolves he helped them win the Calder Cup in 2002, scoring 14 points in 21 play-off games. He split time between the Wolves and Thrashers for the next two seasons before becoming an NHL regular during the 2003-04 season. Vigier returned to the AHL for the 2004-05 season following the news that the 2004-05 NHL season was canceled due to the labor dispute. He went on to score 29 goals and 70 points while posting a career best plus-26, the successful season earned him AHL Second All-Star Team honors. He again helped the Wolves to the Calder Cup finals, registering 11 points in 18 play-off games. However, the Wolves were swept in the Calder Cup finals by the Philadelphia Phantoms. Vigier returned to the NHL following the lockout but was limited to only 41 games due to a broken foot and a knee injury. He was resigned by the Thrashers to a one year deal in the off-season. He played in 72 games during 2006-07 season scoring 5 goals and 13 points. In 2007, he signed with Genève-Servette HC in Switzerland were he played for two seasons scoring a total of 67 points. He joined National League A rival SC Bern on 18 June 2009.
Vigier has represented Canada three times as a member of Team Canada at the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Spengler Cup tournaments. Winning the Spengler Cup in 2007.
- Steve Bozek Plus-Minus Award (NMU) (1998)
- Bill Joyce Best Forward Award (NMU) (1999)
- CCHA Second All-Star Team (1999)
- CCHA All-Tournament Team (1999)
- Brad Werenka Coaches Academic Award (NMU) (2000)
- AHL Second All-Star Team (2005)