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Real Paiement (born September 30, 1959) is the head coach and general manager of the St. John's Fog Devils and former ice hockey player for several major junior teams from 1975 until 1982.


Hockey career


Paiement was a defenceman in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for several years. He was drafted by the Montreal Juniors in 1975. He played with the Juniors until he was traded in the middle of the 1978–79 season to the Flint Generals of the IHL. He played no regular season games with the Generals, but played in six playoff games where he scored one goal.

The Generals then traded Paiement to the Milwaukee Admirals where he played until the end of the 1981–82 season.

Career statistics

Team League GP G A Pts PIM
Montreal Juniors QMJHL 60 3 18 21 58
Montreal Juniors QMJHL 72 6 22 28 64
Montreal Juniors QMJHL 72 10 45 55 68
Montreal Juniors QMJHL 72 8 42 50 85
Flint Generals IHL 0 0 0 0 0
Milwaukee Admirals IHL 74 6 34 40 46
Milwaukee Admirals IHL 73 4 26 30 74
Milwaukee Admirals IHL 81 10 47 57 57


In 1986, Paiement began his coaching career. The first team he coached was the Granby Bisons of the QMJHL, which was his most successful season as a coach, even today, winning 48 of the 70 regular season games. During his final year in Granby, half of the season was coached by John Paris. Paiement coached the Bisons for four seasons before spending two years coaching the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Next, from the 2001–02 season until the 2003–04 season, Paiement was head coach of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. In 2005, he was named head coach and general manager of the St. John's Fog Devils. On May 25, 2008, he sign a one year head coach contract with the HC Ajoie.

On October 5, 2007, Paiement broke the record for most QMJHL games as head coach as he coached his 989th game.

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