Ice hockey player
| Vic Mercredi|
| March 31, 1953 (age 62)
Yellowknife, NT, CAN (1953-03-31) |
16th overall, 1973
35th overall, 1973
National Hockey League, Atlanta Flames, World Hockey Association, Calgary Cowboys
Vic Mercredi Wikipedia
Victor Dennis Mercredi (born March 31, 1953 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) is a half Chipewyan native Canadian that formerly played professional ice hockey as a left winger.
Vic Mercredi's hockey career spanned a decade, from 1969 to 1980. He played for the Penticton Broncos in the BCJHL from 1969–71 and the New Westminister Bruins in the WCHL from 1971-73. Mercredi was drafted 16th overall in the first round of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Flames, and 35th overall in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft by the Houston Aeros. He played 2 games for the Atlanta Flames in the 1974–75 season, and three games for the Calgary Cowboys during the 1975-76 WHA season. He also played for a time in Stockholm, Sweden, on the now defunct Hammarby IF Hockey team. Mercredi was the 1970-71 BCJHL MVP and voted on the BCJHL all-star first team. He was also inducted into the Northwest Territories Sport Hall of Fame in 2013 for being the first hockey player born in the Northwest Territories to play in the National Hockey League.
Mercredi ran for public office to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in the 2011 Northwest Territories general election in the electoral district of Kam Lake. He finished third out of four candidates, while incumbent Dave Ramsay was re-elected.