Hard-checking Flyers and Philadelphia Phantoms defenseman Bruno St. Jacques was born August 22, 1980 in Montreal. A solid and physical defender for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Baie-Comeau Drakkar, St. Jacques' best junior season came in 1999-2000 when he posted 36 points (eight goals, 28 assists) and 120 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games for Baie-Comeau and then added two assists and 10 penalty minutes in six postseason games.
The Flyers drafted the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder in the ninth round (253rd overall) of the 1998 NHL Draft. It has been said that the primary reason why the Flyers drafted St. Jacques in the ninth round of the 1998 Draft was that general manager Bob Clarke took some advice from former teammate Andre "Moose" Dupont, who served as Bruno's agent.
Supposedly, Dupont walked over to the railing and hollered over to Clarke to get his attention, telling him the Flyers should choose his client with the 253rd pick (there were 258 picks made in all in the nine-round Draft).
An effective player for the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms, defenseman St. Jacques briefly played parts of two seasons for the Flyers at the NHL level before being traded along with Pavel Brendl to Carolina in the February 7, 2003 deal that brought Sami Kapanen along with Ryan Bast to the Flyers.
In all, St. Jacques dressed in 67 NHL games with the Flyers, Hurricanes and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. He posted three goals, 10 points and 47 penalty minutes.