Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Claude St. Sauveur
Centre Claude St. Sauveur spent the 1975-76 season with the Atlanta Flames. He was a clever offensive player who was better known for his achievements in the WHA.

Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, St. Sauveur was chosen 54th overall by the California Seals in 1972 after consecutive 50-goal seasons with the local Castors of the QMJHL. In 1972-73 he scored 55 goals as a rookie pro with the EHL's Roanoke Valley Rebels and was named the league's top freshman. He then joined the WHA's Philadelphia Blazers late in the year and remained with the franchise when it relocated to Vancouver.

St. Sauveur totaled 62 goals in two years on the West Coast then made his NHL debut with Atlanta who AHD acquired his rights from the Seals. In 1975-76 he scored 24 goals for the Flames while playing on a line with Ken Houston and Tim Ecclestone. The next year he returned to the WHA and suited up for three different teams until the league disbanded in 1979. St. Sauveur accumulated 62 goals for the IHL's Milwaukee Admirals in his last two years as a pro before retiring in 1981.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 26 23 18 41 6
1970-71 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 62 52 67 119 80 10 11 9 20 10
1971-72 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 60 53 59 112 97 4 1 2 3 4
1972-73 Roanoke Valley Rebels EHL 62 55 52 107 99 16 11 13 24 0
1972-73 Philadelphia Blazers WHA 2 1 0 1 0
1973-74 Vancouver Blazers WHA 70 38 30 68 55
1974-75 Vancouver Blazers WHA 76 24 23 47 32
1975-76 Atlanta Flames NHL 79 24 24 48 23 -6 2 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 17 0 3 3 2
1976-77 Tidewater Sharks SHL 6 5 7 12 0
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 15 5 7 12 2 5 1 0 1 0
1977-78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 72 36 42 78 24
1978-79 Indianapolis Racers WHA 17 4 2 6 12
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 16 4 5 9 4
1979-80 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 43 38 57 95 91 1 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 54 34 28 62 88 5 2 3 5 6
1981-82 Yukijirushi Sapporo Japan 30 10 28 38
NHL Totals 79 24 24 48 23 2 0 0 0 0


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1972)
EHL Rookie of the Year (1973)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Transferred to Vancouver (WHA) after Philadelphia (WHA) franchise relocated, May, 1973. Traded to Atlanta by California for cash, September 23, 1975. WHA rights transferred to Calgary (WHA) after Vancouver (WHA) franchise relocated, May 7, 1975. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Calgary (WHA) with Wayne Connelly for cash, January, 1977. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Barry Wilkins, Rusty Patenaude and Kevin Devine for Blair MacDonald, Dave Inkpen and Mike Zuke, September, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA) after Indianapolis (WHA) franchise folded, December 15, 1978.