Pete Leswick was a centre/right-winger who played briefly with the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins in the 30s and 40s. The majority of his lengthy pro career took place in the AHL and the Pacific Coast League where he was a productive goal scorer.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Leswick was noticed by the Rangers when he toiled for the senior Wesleys in his home town. He scored a goal in his only NHL game with the Blueshirts in 1936-37 and spent most of his rookie pro season with the AHL's New Haven Eagles. He then split the next seven seasons between th4e PCHL and the AHA. Leswick contributed to the Seattle Seahawks PCHL championship in 1938 then led all playoff scorers six years later when leading the New Westminster Royals to the title. In 1942 he was voted on to the AHA first all-star team after scoring 35 goals for the Fort Worth Rangers.
In October, 1944, the talented forward was signed by the Boston Bruins and played two NHL games for them that season. He then embarked on a productive AHL career with the Indianapolis Capitals and Cleveland Barons. Leswick helped the Barons win the Calder Cup in 1948 and scored at least 29 goals six straight years between 1945 and 1950. He was also placed on the AHL first all-star team four times and the second unit once. Leswick retired in 1952 after notching 32 goals for the senior Halifax Saints.
Centre Trevor Letowski entered the 2001-02 season hoping to continue to play a major role in the Phoenix Coyotes' fortunes. After a high scoring amateur career, he scored well in the minors then moved into a more defensive role in the NHL.
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Letowski worked his way through the local minor hockey system before joining the OHL's Sarnia Sting. Phoenix chose him 174th overall after he notched 36 goals for the Sting in 1995-96. He returned for one last junior season and registered a personal best 108 points.
During his first pro season, Letowski was a solid playmaker and defensive pivot on the Springfield Indians of the AHL. He upped his goal total to 32 the next season and was also recalled to the Coyotes for 14 games. Letowski scored 19 goals and was a respectable +2 in his first full NHL season in 1999-00. He also played well in the club's first round playoff loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Although he continued to average 16 minutes per game in 2000-01, Letowski was used primarily as a checker. He dropped to seven goals though his play without the puck remained solid.