Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Leo Bourgeault
Defenceman Leo Bourgeault was a solid positional player who contributed offensively on occasion. Although he was only 5'6", he was not bullied by larger opponents.

The native of Sturgeon Falls in Northern Ontario played two seasons in the NOHA with the North Bay Trappers before joining the senior Guelph Royals in 1923-24. He turned pro the next season with the Saskatoon Crescents of the Western Canada League then joined the NHL with the Toronto St. Pats in 1926-27.

The reliable backliner was traded to the New York Rangers for cash in January 1927 and remained there for nearly five years. During his first full year on Manhattan, 1927-28, he scored seven goals and helped the club win its first Stanley Cup. Bourgeault continued to work in New York until he was sent to the Ottawa Senators for cash in December 1930.

Bourgeault's tenure in Ottawa was difficult as he was not utilized consistently and even spent the 1932-33 season with the Can-Am League's Bronx Tigers. In February 1933 he was part of the package sent to the Montreal Canadiens for Marty Burke. Bourgeault remained with Habs until the early stages of the 1934-35. He retired the next year after playing a couple of games with the Springfield Indians in the Can-Am League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1921-22 North Bay Trappers NOHA 4 4 1 5 8 6 3 9
1922-23 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1923-24 Guelph Royals OHA-Sr.
1924-25 Saskatoon Crescents WCHL 19 3 0 3 8
1925-26 Saskatoon Crescents WHL 30 5 2 7 18 2 0 0 0 6
1926-27 Toronto St. Pats/Maple Leafs NHL 22 1 0 1 44
1926-27 New York Rangers NHL 20 1 1 2 28 2 0 0 0 4
1927-28 New York Rangers NHL 37 7 0 7 72 9 0 0 0 8
1928-29 New York Rangers NHL 44 2 3 5 59 6 0 0 0 0
1929-30 New York Rangers NHL 44 7 6 13 54 3 1 1 2 6
1930-31 New York Rangers NHL 10 0 1 1 12
1930-31 Ottawa Senators NHL 28 0 4 4 28
1931-32 Bronx Tigers Can-Am 40 10 9 19 89 2 0 0 0 4
1932-33 Ottawa Senators NHL 35 1 1 2 18
1932-33 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 1 1 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
1933-34 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 4 3 7 10 2 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Quebec Castors Can-Am 43 13 14 27 34 3 1 0 1 2
1935-36 Springfield Indians Can-Am 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 0
NHL Totals 307 24 20 44 334 24 1 1 2 18


Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (WCHL), November 27, 1924. Traded to Toronto by Saskatoon (WHL) with Corb Denneny and Laurie Scott for cash, September 27, 1926. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for cash, January, 1927. Traded to Ottawa by NY Rangers for cash, December 7, 1930. Traded to Montreal by Ottawa with Harold Starr for Marty Burke and future considerations (Nick Wasnie, March 23, 1933), February 14, 1933.
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