Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Leo Thiffault
Left-winger Leo Thiffault played five playoff games for the Mnnesota North Stars in 1967-68. He was a fine scorer in junior who enjoyed moderate success in the minor leagues.

Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Thiffault played junior with the OHA's Montreal Junior Canadiens and Peterborough Petes. In 1965-66 he scored 19 goals as a rookie pro with the Houston Apollos of the CHL. After notching 22 goals for the Memphis South Stars in 1967-68, the clever forward was recalled to Minnesota when they advanced to the semifinals.

After spending the 1968-69 season with the Phoenix Roadrunners of the WHL. Thiffault retired for three years. He returned to Phoenix in 1972-73 and registered 47 points then retired after seeing less ice time the next year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1961-62 Montreal Nationale MMJHL
1961-62 Montreal Nationale M-Cup 2 0 0 0 8
1962-63 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 50 9 9 18 64 10 1 1 2 2
1963-64 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 55 23 38 61 44 17 7 12 19 22
1964-65 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 56 33 52 85 52 12 4 10 14 8
1964-65 Quebec Aces AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Houston Apollos CPHL 69 19 26 45 55
1966-67 Houston Apollos CPHL 47 7 15 22 37 2 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 5 1 1 2 4
1967-68 Memphis South Stars CPHL 66 22 32 54 52 3 0 1 1 6
1967-68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 70 16 24 40 25
1969-1972
1972-73 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 70 12 35 47 57 5 1 0 1 5
1973-74 Tulsa Oilers CHL 1 0 1 1 0
1973-74 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 35 5 6 11 26 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 5 0 0 0 0


Rights traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Bill Plager and the rights to Barrie Meissner for Bryan Watson, June 6, 1967. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Minnesota with Bob Charlebois to complete earlier transaction that sent Walt McKechnie to Minnesota (February 17, 1968), June, 1968.
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