Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Leswick
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. Trevor Letowski

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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1933-34 Saskatoon Wesleys S-SJHL 4 0 2 2 0 9 3 0 3 6
1934-35 Saskatoon Nutuna S-SJHL 4 5 1 6 10 13 20 10 30 2
1935-36 Saskatoon Wesleys N-SSHL 5 4 1 5 0
1935-36 Saskatoon Wesleys M-Cup 11 17 10 27 2
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 1 1 0 1 0
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 19 4 3 7 0
1937-38 Seattle Seahawks PCHL 42 20 10 30 22 3 0 0 0 2
1938-39 Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 25 12 13 25 10
1938-39 Spokane Clippers PCHL 20 7 3 10 9
1939-40 Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 45 14 18 32 17
1940-41 Kansas City Americans AHA 45 14 22 36 16 8 2 4 6 0
1941-42 Fort Worth Rangers AHA 50 35 30 65 17 5 1 4 5 2
1942-43 Vancouver St. Regis PCHL 3 6 1 7 2 5 3 2 5 4
1943-44 Portland Decleros NWIHL 5 16 2 18 8
1943-44 New Westminster Spitfires PCHL 19 25 11 36 10 2 0 2 2 0
1943-44 New Westminster Royals Al-Cup 18 15 21 36 12
1944-45 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1944-45 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 53 29 39 68 12 3 1 0 1 0
1945-46 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 61 29 52 81 10 5 1 1 2 0
1946-47 Cleveland Barons AHL 64 32 41 73 35 4 1 1 2 0
1947-48 Cleveland Barons AHL 59 36 40 76 8 6 2 4 6 2
1948-49 Cleveland Barons AHL 68 44 35 79 10 5 0 2 2 0
1949-50 Cleveland Barons AHL 64 36 50 86 18 9 2 2 4 0
1950-51 Buffalo Bisons AHL 11 6 5 11 0
1950-51 Seattle Ironmen PCHL 49 14 21 35 6
1951-52 Halifax St. Mary's MMHL 70 32 36 68 6 9 3 4 7 4
NHL Totals 3 1 0 1 0


Brother of Jack and Tony
AHA First All-Star Team (1942)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1945, 1947)
AHL First All-Star Team (1946, 1948, 1949, 1950)
Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 15, 1935. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 12, 1944. Traded to Detroit by Boston for Bill Jennings, October 30, 1944. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Detroit for cash, September 10, 1946. Traded to Montreal (Buffalo-AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for Murdo MacKay, August 4, 1950.