Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Langelle
Centre Pete Langelle played parts of four seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 40s. He was a fine playmaker and face-off man who was also an effective minor leaguer for many years.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Langelle played junior with the hometown Monrachs. He turned pro with the AHL's Syracuse Stars in 1937-38 and enjoyed two solid seasons apprenticing there. Langelle was recalled to Toronto for a couple of games in 1938-39 before joining the club on a full time basis the next year.

In 1939-40 Langelle notched 21 points and helped the Maple Leafs reach the finals where they succumbed to the New York Rangers. He continued to be effective for two more years and was credited with the Cup-clinching goal in 1942 when Toronto came back from a 3-0 deficit to win four straight games in the finals versus Detroit. That year he also registered a personal best 32 points and was often placed between Bob Davidson and Johnny McCreedy.

After the Cup win Langelle played with the Winnipeg RCAF for three years during World War II then saw combat duty for a year. He returned in 1946-47 and was a valuable member of the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets for five years while the Leafs dominated the NHL with Syl Apps, Teeder Kennedy and Max Bentley down the middle. Langelle retired in 1954 after playing a year with the senior Pilot Mound club in his native province.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1934-35 East Kildonan North Stars MAHA
1935-36 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 15 5 4 9 6
1936-37 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 16 12 7 19 18 8 2 1 3 2
1936-37 Winnipeg Monarchs M-Cup 9 1 9 10 2
1937-38 Syracuse Stars IAHL 48 4 14 18 8 8 5 4 9 2
1938-39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 1 0 1 0 9 1 2 3 2
1938-39 Syracuse Stars IAHL 51 10 13 23 8
1939-40 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 7 14 21 2 10 0 3 3 0
1940-41 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 4 15 19 0 7 1 1 2 0
1941-42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 10 22 32 9 13 3 3 6 2
1942-43 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 13 11 17 28 12 5 4 1 5 2
1942-43 Winnipeg RCAF Al-Cup 12 7 6 13 2
1943-44 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 10 4 5 9 7
1944-45 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 10 4 6 10 2
1945-46
1946-47 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 64 20 30 50 4 12 4 7 11 2
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 67 21 37 58 8 2 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 10 26 36 13
1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 47 8 15 23 7
1950-51 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 47 4 10 14 0 8 1 3 4 2
1951-52 Saint John Beavers MMHL 72 16 18 34 35 10 3 1 4 4
1951-52 Saint John Beavers Alx-Cup 5 0 2 2 0
1952-53
1953-54 Pilot Mound Pioneers MHL-Sr. 13 4 14 18 14
1953-54 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 23 8 11 19 4
NHL Totals 136 22 51 73 11 39 5 9 14 4


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 27, 1937. Signed as a free agent by Saint John (MMHL), November 7, 1951.