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