Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Stemkowski
Pete Stemkowski played his junior hockey in his hometown of Winnipeg from 1960 to 1962 when he went to Toronto to play for the Marlboros. He made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs playing in one game that year. The next season saw Stemkowski split time with Toronto and their AHL affiliate in Rochester, but he spent the majority of his year with the big club the next season.

The 1966-67 season was Stemkowski's first full season in the NHL, and he helped the Leafs win the Stanley Cup. Midway through the next year, the Leafs traded Stemkowski to the Red Wings in a blockbuster deal that involved Frank Mahovlich, Garry Unger, Carl Brewer, Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson, and Floyd Smith. "Stemmer" played in the All-Star Game that year, and after three seasons in Detroit he was dealt once again, this time to the Rangers.

During his time in New York, the Rangers went to the semi-finals four straight years and to the Stanley Cup finals in 1972. That spring, they lost to the Bruins in six games. After seven years with the Rangers, Stemkowski became a free agent and signed with the L.A. Kings in 1977. He finished his NHL career in the 1977-78 season and played one final year in the AHL with the Springfield Indians before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1960-61 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 31 22 16 38 29
1961-62 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 40 31 34 65 100 8 3 7 10 22
1962-63 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 5 6 3 9 8
1962-63 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 23 16 27 43 44 11 7 17 24 26
1963-64 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 51 42 61 103 89 9 5 9 14 8
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1963-64 Rochester Americans AHL 3 1 1 2 0
1963-64 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 12 14 15 29 6
1964-65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 36 5 15 20 33 6 0 3 3 7
1964-65 Rochester Americans AHL 35 17 22 39 52
1965-66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 4 12 16 55 4 0 0 0 26
1965-66 Rochester Americans AHL 7 5 5 10 8
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 13 22 35 75 12 5 7 12 20
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 7 15 22 82 -5
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 3 6 9 4 -4
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 21 31 52 81 +1
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 25 24 49 114 +13 4 1 1 2 6
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 2 2 4 8 -1
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 68 16 29 45 61 +16 13 3 2 5 6
1971-72 New York Rangers NHL 59 11 17 28 53 +2 16 4 8 12 18
1972-73 New York Rangers NHL 78 22 37 59 71 +28 10 4 2 6 6
1973-74 New York Rangers NHL 78 25 45 70 74 +3 13 6 6 12 35
1974-75 New York Rangers NHL 77 24 35 59 63 -3 3 1 0 1 10
1975-76 New York Rangers NHL 75 13 28 41 49 -7
1976-77 New York Rangers NHL 61 2 13 15 8 -14
1977-78 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 13 18 31 33 +1 2 1 0 1 2
1978-79 Springfield Indians AHL 24 3 12 15 8
NHL Totals 967 206 349 555 866 83 25 29 54 136


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1968) Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Frank Mahovlich, Garry Unger and the rights to Carl Brewer for Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson, Floyd Smith and Doug Barrie, March 3, 1968. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for Larry Brown, October 31, 1970. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 31, 1977.