Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Louis Berlinguette
Left-winger Louis Berlinquette was a fixture in the Montreal Canadiens lineup when the club was in the NHA and NHL. He was a fine skater and goal scorer whose elan on the ice helped give the club the reputation of being the "Flying Frenchmen."

Berlinquette made a name for himself by averaging more than a goal per game for the Haileybury senior club in 1908-09. The next season he was lured to the Haileybury entry in the newly-founded NHA. After spending a year with Galt in the competitive Ontario Pro League, Berlinquette returned to the NHA with the Canadiens.

In 1911-12, the clever forward played for the Montreal Victorias in the Maritime League before returning to the Canadiens the next year. Berlinquette spent five years with the club in the NHA then was on hand when it became a founding member of the National Hockey League in 1917-18.

Berlinquette was at his best in the early 1920s when he registered 12- and 13-goal performances while lining up alongside Odie Cleghorn. Following the 1923-24 season, he was acquired by the WCHL's Saskatoon Quakers where he played one season. He returned to the NHL with the Montreal Maroons in 1924-25 then joined the Pittsburgh Pirates the following season. Berlinquette retired in 1927 after spending a year with the Quebec Castors of the Can-Am League.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1908-09 Haileybury Hockey Club TPHL 8 9 0 9 19
1909-10 Haileybury Comets NHA 1 2 0 2 0
1910-11 Galt Professionals OPHL 5 0 0 0 3 3 0 3
1910-11 Galt Professionals St-Cup 1 2 0 2
1911-12 Montreal Canadiens NHA 4 0 0 0 5
1911-12 Moncton Victorias MPHL 9 7 0 7 15
1911-12 Moncton Victorias St-Cup 2 0 0 0 5
1912-13 Montreal Canadiens NHA 16 4 0 4 14
1913-14 Montreal Canadiens NHA 20 4 9 13 14 2 0 0 0 0
1914-15 Montreal Canadiens NHA 20 2 1 3 40
1915-16 Montreal Canadiens NHA 19 2 2 4 19
1915-16 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1916-17 Montreal Canadiens NHA 20 8 4 12 36 2 0 0 0 8
1916-17 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 3 0 0 0 0
1917-18 Montreal Canadiens NHL 20 2 1 3 12 2 0 0 0 0
1918-19 Montreal Canadiens NHL 18 5 3 8 9 5 0 3 3 9
1918-19 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 5 1 1 2 0
1919-20 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 8 9 17 36
1920-21 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 11 9 20 28
1921-22 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 13 5 18 10
1922-23 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 2 4 6 4 2 0 2 2 0
1923-24 Saskatoon Crescents WCHL 29 9 6 15 9
1924-25 Montreal Maroons NHL 29 4 2 6 22
1925-26 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 30 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0
1926-27 Quebec Castors Can-Am 19 3 3 6 31
NHL Totals 193 45 33 78 129 11 0 5 5 9


Rights retained by Montreal after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Traded to Saskatoon (WCHL) by Montreal for cash, November 1, 1923. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by Saskatoon (WCHL) for cash, November 26, 1924. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, November 10, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (Can-Am) and named player coach, October 28, 1926.
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