Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Backor
Defenseman Peter Backor spent five seasons with the St. Catharines Saints before spending the 1944-45 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Backor, who was born in Fort William, Ontario on April 29, 1919, played 36 games with the Leafs scoring four goals and nine points while recording just six penalty minutes.

Though he didn't play again at the NHL level, he began a very successful run in the American Hockey League. With the exception of a 16-game stint with the Hollywood Wolves of the Pacific Coast Hockey League, Backor played the next nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Hornets.

In those nine seasons, Backor was named to the American Hockey League First All-Star team five times, including four in a row between 1948 and 1951. When his time with the Hornets was over, Backor joined the Sault Ste. Marie Indians for his final two seasons, retiring after the 1955-56 campaign.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1938-39 Fort William Forts TBSHL 23 9 6 15 6
1939-40 St. Catharines Saints OHA-Sr. 29 27 17 44 28 8 2 2 4 6
1940-41 St. Catharines Saints OHA-Sr. 31 14 9 23 20 12 2 7 9 12
1941-42 St. Catharines Saints OHA-Sr. 27 7 7 14 26 11 2 4 6 11
1942-43 St. Catharines Saints OHA-Sr. 21 8 12 20 26 3 2 1 3 9
1943-44 St. Catharines Saints OHA-Sr. 28 11 12 23 27 5 0 1 1 4
1943-44 Montreal Royals QSHL 1 1 0 1 0
1943-44 Port Arthur Shipbuilders TBSHL 9 1 1 2 4
1944-45 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 36 4 5 9 6
1945-46 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 61 5 26 31 65 6 1 1 2 4
1946-47 Hollywood Wolves PCHL 16 5 5 10 24
1946-47 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 48 9 10 19 30 12 2 1 3 6
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 14 39 53 63 2 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 10 42 52 64
1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 63 8 29 37 34
1950-51 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 71 7 33 40 80 13 0 4 4 8
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 57 3 18 21 49 11 0 0 0 10
1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 53 1 10 11 36 3 0 1 1 16
1953-54 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 45 3 11 14 21 5 0 0 0 4
1954-55 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 34 6 8 14 24 6 3 0 3 6
1955-56 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 36 4 5 9 6


AHL First All-Star Team (1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951)
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