George Pesut was born June 17, 1953 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The 2nd choice, 24th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft, Pesut is a graduate of the Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association's Saskatoon Macs.
The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native spent two years in the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League with stops in Victoria, Flin Flon and Saskatoon earning WCJHL First Team All-Star honours in 1973.
Prior to the 1973-74 season, the World Hockey Association's Cleveland Crusaders selected Pesut in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft. Even though the Crusaders selected him, Pesut split his 1973-74 season with the Western Hockey League's Denver Spurs and the American Hockey League's Richmond Robins.
Midway through the 1973-74 season, the St. Louis Blues traded Pesut to the Philadelphia Flyers with whom he was a member for no more than a month before being dealt to the California Golden Seals. Pesut spent two seasons in California before joining the WHA's Calgary Cowboys after having his WHA rights traded by Cleveland in June of 1976.
Pesut's 1976-77 season was spent in the WHA with the Cowboys, in Southern Hockey League with the Tidewater Sharks and in the North American Hockey League with the Erie Blades before heading to Europe in 1977-78.
For 16 of the next 17 years, George Pesut played for numerous teams in Europe with stops in Switzerland, Germany and France, returning to North America for one season in 1980-81 as a member of the Central Hockey League's Wichita Thunder.
Throughout his NHL career, George Pesut played in 92 games scoring three goals while adding 22 assists for 25 points.