Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Palangio
In 1926-27, Pete Palangio was an offensive standout with the North Bay Trappers of the NOHA. After he led all players in the playoffs with 12 points in four games, he went straight to Montreal to join the Habs for the tail end of their season and a run in the playoffs. It was an enriching experience for the youngster although he failed to hit pay dirt on the scoreboard.

The following season, it became apparent that the star of North Bay would only make it as a journeyman in the NHL. He picked up 14 games and his first three big-league goals with the Detroit Cougars. He then went to the minors where, save two games with the Habs in 1928, he remained for the nine seasons that followed.

During that time, he put in stints with the Kitchener Dutchmen, London Panthers, Syracuse Stars, and, his longest outing, the St. Louis Flyers of the AHA.

In 1936-37, however, Palangio became NHL bound once again. He joined the Chicago Blackhawks who were fast assembling a Stanley Cup contender. The sturdy left winger fit in well, netting a career-best 17 points in 30 games. The following season, he saw lighter duty but chipped in during the playoffs as the Hawks won only their second-ever league championship.

But after the beer froth and confetti had settled, Palangio realized he had appeared in his final NHL contest. From then on, he embarked on a lengthy minor-league career with such teams as the St. Louis Flyers, Tulsa Oilers, Dallas Texans, Sudbury Open Pit Miners, and North Bay Merchants. He retired in 1945.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1926-27 North Bay Trappers NOHA 11 25 10 35 24 4 9 3 12 4
1926-27 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Windsor Hornets Can-Pro 28 16 1 17 18
1927-28 Detroit Cougars NHL 14 3 0 3 8
1928-29 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1928-29 Kitchener Flying Dutchmen Can-Pro 37 17 7 24 26 3 1 0 1 4
1929-30 London Panthers IHL 44 11 6 17 36 2 0 0 0 0
1930-31 London Tecumsehs IHL 3 2 0 2 0
1930-31 Syracuse Stars IHL 41 18 12 30 12
1931-32 Syracuse Stars IHL 43 12 5 17 18
1932-33 St. Louis Flyers AHA 43 21 14 35 38 4 0 1 1 2
1933-34 St. Louis Flyers AHA 48 21 9 30 22 7 3 1 4 6
1934-35 St. Louis Flyers AHA 47 34 19 53 8 6 4 3 7 11
1935-36 St. Louis Flyers AHA 48 22 20 42 38 8 5 1 6 8
1936-37 St. Louis Flyers AHA 16 12 12 24 4
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 30 8 9 17 16
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 19 2 1 3 4 3 0 0 0 0
1937-38 St. Louis Flyers AHA 25 8 13 21 9 7 3 0 3 2
1938-39 Tulsa Oilers AHA 34 12 18 30 16 8 1 3 4 2
1939-40 Tulsa Oilers AHA 46 21 27 48 14
1940-41 Tulsa Oilers AHA 48 12 21 33 17
1941-42 Dallas Texans AHA 49 22 29 51 6
1942-43 Hershey Bears AHL 5 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 29 6 18 24 4 2 1 0 1 2
1943-44 Sudbury Open Pit Miners NBHL 1 0 1 1 0
1944-45 North Bay Merchants NBHL 23 12 35
1945-46 North Bay Rangers NBHL
1946-47 North Bay Rangers NBHL
1947-48 North Bay Black Hawks NBHL 14 19 22 41 6 8 7 15 2
1947-48 North Bay Black Hawks Al-Cup 5 3 5 8
1948-49 North Bay Black Hawks NBHL 8 4 2 6 0
NHL Totals 71 13 10 23 28 7 0 0 0 0


AHA First All-Star Team (1935, 1936) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, February, 1927. Loaned to Detroit by Montreal (Windsor - Can-Pro) with cash for Stan Brown, February 13, 1928. Loaned to Kitchener (Can-Pro) by Montreal for cash, November 26, 1928. Traded to London (IHL) by Montreal for cash, November 11, 1929. Traded to Syracuse (IHL) by London (IHL) for cash, November 28, 1930. Traded to St. Louis (AHA) by Syracuse (IHL) for cash, October 19, 1932. Traded to Chicago by St. Louis (AHA) for $25,000, December 19, 1936. Traded to Tulsa (AHA) by Chicago for cash, October 24, 1938.