Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc Reaume
Born in LaSalle, Ontario, Marc Reaume played four seasons with the St. Mike's Majors of the OHA from 1950 to 1954. With his NHL rights owned by Toronto, he stuck his toe into Maple Leafs waters for five games before heading to Pittsburgh of the AHL to iron out his game.

Eventually, as the Leafs entered a rebuilding phase, Reaume found a role for himself as a stay-at-home journeyman defender for parts of six seasons at the Gardens. But when Red Kelly hit the trading block with Reaume as the asking price, it was impossible for the Leafs to refuse such a Red Wings godsend.

In the Motor City, Reaume was plagued with injuries that undermined his relationship with the club. After only 49 games as a Wings defenceman, he was dispatched to the AHL where he settled in for the long haul as a league standout.

In 1963, while with the Hershey Bears, he was voted a First-Team All-Star and won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's top defender. As he reflected on his professional experiences, Reaume noted that he considered himself to be a class A minor-league player but only a fringe skater at the NHL level where he felt he lacked confidence in himself.

Nonetheless, over the years he won the odd return to NHL life, joining the Canadiens for three games in 1964 and the Canucks for 27 in 1970-71. Otherwise, his home was with the Tulsa Oilers, Vancouver Canucks of the WHL, and the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Reaume's lengthy career came to an abrupt end, however, shortly after making his transition from the Canucks to Rochester. For reasons unknown, his car left the road and hit a tree while en route to join the Americans for a game. His injuries were life threatening and forced his immediate retirement from hockey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1950-51 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B
1950-51 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 5 0 0 0 2
1951-52 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 46 11 16 27 44 7 1 2 3 8
1952-53 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 46 5 16 21 75 17 0 3 3 16
1953-54 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 54 14 27 41 24 8 3 6 9 6
1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 57 5 7 12 63 6 0 0 0 4
1955-56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 0 12 12 50 5 0 2 2 6
1955-56 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 16 2 5 7 24
1956-57 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 6 14 20 81
1957-58 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 1 7 8 49
1958-59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 51 1 5 6 67 10 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 36 0 1 1 6
1959-60 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings NHL 38 0 1 1 8
1960-61 Hershey Bears AHL 33 2 7 9 30 8 0 1 1 4
1961-62 Hershey Bears AHL 70 3 18 21 42 7 1 2 3 6
1962-63 Hershey Bears AHL 69 5 23 28 42 13 2 4 6 34
1963-64 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1963-64 Hershey Bears AHL 69 5 23 28 45 6 1 0 1 2
1964-65 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 68 4 28 32 31 12 0 7 7 6
1965-66 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 3 3 2
1965-66 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 68 8 25 33 43 11 1 0 1 0
1966-67 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 62 7 18 25 59
1966-67 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1967-68 Rochester Americans AHL 70 8 22 30 40 11 2 4 6 10
1968-69 Rochester Americans AHL 11 0 6 6 2
1968-69 Vancouver Canucks WHL 59 4 19 23 31 8 3 7 10 2
1969-70 Vancouver Canucks WHL 72 10 25 35 36 11 2 11 13 6
1970-71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 27 0 2 2 4 -6
1970-71 Rochester Americans AHL 6 0 3 3 6
NHL Totals 344 8 43 51 273 21 0 2 2 8


AHL First All-Star Team (1963)
Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (1963)
CPHL Second All-Star Team (1966)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1968)
WHL First All-Star Team (1970)
Hal Laycoe Cup (WHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (1970)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto for Red Kelly, February 10, 1960. Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Detroit with Pete Conacher and Jack McIntyre for Howie Young, January, 1961. Traded to Montreal by Hershey (AHL) for Ralph Keller and the loan of Chuck Hamilton, June 11, 1963. Claimed by Toronto (Tulsa-CHL) from Montreal in Inter-League Draft, June 9, 1964. Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969.
Suffered career-ending leg injury in automobile accident, January 24, 1971.