Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pierre Plante
Pierre Plante played his junior hockey for the Drummondville Rangers of the QJHL from 1969 to 1971. During that time, he established himself as a well-balanced winger who blended strong point production with rugged play.

He was selected 9th overall in the 1971 Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. But Plante never caught on in Philly where he played only a handful of games between trips to the minors. It wasn't until he joined St. Louis in late 1972 that his NHL career reached full flight.

With the Blues, Plante became quite offensively prolific, hitting a career-high 34 goals and 32 assists in 1974-75. His numbers were greatly enhanced by his expertise on the powerplay and by his durability?he rarely missed games as a result of injuries and even played with a broken wrist at one point.

In all, he lasted four and a half seasons with the club before his career wound down through a series of quick stops in Chicago, New York, and Quebec


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Drummondville Rangers QJHL 44 11 13 24 35 10 2 10 12 12
1969-70 Drummondville Rangers QMJHL 51 51 51 102 186 1 1 0 1 7
1970-71 Drummondville Rangers QMJHL 58 38 50 88 251 6 2 9 11 14
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 24 1 0 1 15 -11
1971-72 Richmond Robins AHL 47 10 17 27 51
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 3 3 0 +3
1972-73 Richmond Robins AHL 30 9 11 20 56
1972-73 St. Louis Blues NHL 49 12 13 25 56 +8 5 2 0 2 15
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 26 28 54 85 -14
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 34 32 66 125 +16 2 0 0 0 8
1975-76 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 14 19 33 77 -22 3 0 0 0 6
1976-77 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 18 20 38 77 -4 4 0 0 0 2
1977-78 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 77 10 18 28 59 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL 70 6 25 31 37 +11 18 0 6 6 20
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 69 4 14 18 68 -14
1979-80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 599 125 172 297 599 33 2 6 8 51


QJHL First All-Star Team (1970) Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Brent Hughes for Andre Dupont and St. Louis' 3rd round choice (Bob Stumpf) in 1973 Amateur Draft, December 14, 1972. Traded to Chicago by St. Louis for Dick Redmond, August 9, 1977. Traded to Minnesota by Chicago to complete transaction that sent Doug Hicks to Chicago (March 14, 1978), May 4, 1978. Claimed on waivers by Detroit from Minnesota, September 13, 1978. Claimed by NY Rangers from Detroit in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1978. Claimed by Quebec from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.