Professional Hockey Player, Coach. He was born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada, and was the son of former NHL player Rene Boileau. He played one professional season with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He was known affectionately by fans throughout his playing career as Marc "The Shark" Boileau. He was the former head coach of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, spanning parts of three seasons, and he also coached the Quebec Nordiques to the World Hockey Association championship during the 1976-77 seasons. He spent numerous seasons in the minor leagues playing for the Montreal Jr Canadiens, Cincinnati Mohawks, Saint-John Beavers, Indianapolis Chiefs and Hershey Bears. He was also active in the minor leagues as the head coach for the Flint Generals, Fort Wayne Komets, Seattle Breakers and Seattle Thunderbirds hockey clubs. He is best remembered for his playing career in the Western Hockey League, as a member of both the Los Angeles Blades and Seattle Totems hockey clubs. He died from a heart attack in his hometown of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada at the age of 68.
Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.