Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Bellefeuille
Right-winger Pete Bellefeuille was a fine skater and goal scorer during the 1920s. He was one of a relatively small group of individuals who played for the Toronto franchise when it changed its name from the St. Pats to the Maple Leafs.

Born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, "The Fleeting Frenchman" played senior hockey in his home town and Quebec City for three years before joining the NOHA's Iroquois Falls Paper club 1923-24. After leading the league in goals, he headed south to play in the OHA senior loop with the London AAA squad.

Bellefeuille impressed with 14 goals for the Toronto St. Pats in 1925-26. The next year he started the season in Toronto and was around for the switch to blue and white uniforms and the Maple Leafs sobriquet. Before the end of the schedule the crafty forward was sent to the Detroit Cougars for Slim Halderson. During the next two years he remained in the Motor City with the Cougars or the Olympics of the Can Pro League.

After notching five goals in 1929-30, Bellefeuille never returned to the NHL. He covered the continent with stops in Seattle on the PCHL's Eskimos as well as the IAHL's Syracuse Stars. Part way through the 1931-32 season he returned to Trois-Rivieres to suit up for the QPHL's Renards. After spending a year away from hockey he returned in 1933-34 to play one last game as an emergency replacement for the Quebec Beavers of the Can-Am League.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1920-21 Quebec Voltigeurs QCHL 11 17 0 17 4 0 1 1
1921-22 Quebec Voltigeurs QCHL
1922-23 Trois-Rivieres Volants QPHL 4 7 0 7
1922-23 Trois-Rivieres Violettes Big-4 7 9 0 9 3 4 0 4
1923-24 Iroquois Falls Papermakers NOHA 8 10 4 14 12
1924-25 London AAA OHA-Sr. 11 9 4 13 27
1925-26 Toronto St. Pats NHL 36 14 2 16 22
1926-27 Toronto St. Pats/Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 0 0 12
1926-27 London Panthers Can-Pro 6 4 0 4 4
1926-27 Detroit Cougars NHL 18 6 0 6 14
1927-28 Detroit Olympics Can-Pro 42 20 6 26 75 2 1 0 1 12
1928-29 Detroit Cougars NHL 1 1 0 1 0
1928-29 Detroit Olympics Can-Pro 42 19 5 24 43 2 1 0 1 2
1929-30 Detroit Cougars NHL 24 5 2 7 10
1929-30 Detroit Olympics IHL 18 6 4 10 13 2 0 0 0 2
1930-31 Seattle Eskimos PCHL 34 12 1 13 12 4 2 0 2 6
1931-32 Syracuse Stars IHL 6 1 1 2 4
1931-32 Trois-Rivieres Renards QPHL 24 8 10 18 29
1932-33
1933-34 Quebec Castors Can-Am 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 92 26 4 30 58


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 21, 1925. Traded to Detroit by Toronto for Harold Halderson, January 7, 1927. Traded to Seattle (PCHL) by Detroit with Bob Connors for cash, September 12, 1930.