Mathieu Dandenault hails from Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he played his junior hockey prior to being drafted in the 2nd round, 49th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1994 entry draft. He would spend nine seasons in the motor city winning three Stanley Cups in ’97, ’98 & ’02.
During the NHL lockout in ’04/’05, he played in Italy and came back to begin the ‘05/’06 season with his favourite childhood team, the Montreal Canadiens. Dandenault would play 4 seasons in total with the Habs and retired from the NHL with 868 games played and 203 points. He also won Gold with Team Canada at the World Championships in 2003.