Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Leo Gaudreault
Forward Leo Gaudreault played parts of three seasons with the Montreal Canadiens in the 20s and 30s. The majority of his pro career was spent in the Can-Am League with the Providence Reds where he was equally proficient at centre and left-wing.

Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Gaudreault played two years with the local Bluets of the QPHL. He then toiled for the ECHA's Quebec Sons of Ireland, the Montreal Nationale of the ECHL before returning to the QPHL with St. Francis Xavier. The young forward was a solid addition to the Montreal Canadiens in 1927-28 where he was teamed with Pit Lepine and Wildor Larochelle.

After playing 11 games in 1928-29, Gaudreault was sent down to Providence where he excelled for several years. He hit the 20-goal mark twice over the next few years and returned to play most of the 1932-33 season for the Canadiens. The veteran forward retired in 1937 after playing a year in the AHA with the Minneapolis Millers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1921-22 Chicoutimi Bluets QPHL 5 1 0 1
1922-23 Chicoutimi Bluets QPHL 10 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
1923-24 Quebec Sons of Ireland ECHA 12 3 0 3 9 0 0 0 0
1924-25 Montreal Nationale MCHL 6 2 0 2
1925-26 Montreal Nationale MCBHL 9 6 2 8 6
1926-27 Montreal St. Francis Xavier MCHL 12 6 3 9 20 5 1 4 5 2
1926-27 Montreal Nationale MCBHL 10 6 4 10 14 1 1 0 1 4
1927-28 Montreal Canadiens NHL 32 6 2 8 24
1928-29 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 0 0 0 4
1928-29 Providence Reds Can-Am 28 2 0 2 45 6 0 0 0 14
1929-30 Providence Reds Can-Am 39 7 12 19 64 3 1 0 1 0
1930-31 Providence Reds Can-Am 40 22 20 42 44 2 1 2 3 8
1931-32 Providence Reds Can-Am 40 13 15 28 22 5 1 0 1 6
1932-33 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 2 2 4 2
1932-33 Providence Reds Can-Am 26 12 15 27 26 2 0 1 1 0
1933-34 Providence Reds Can-Am 40 9 23 32 14 3 1 3 4 2
1934-35 Providence Reds Can-Am 48 23 26 49 12 4 0 1 1 0
1935-36 Providence Reds Can-Am 46 7 17 24 8 7 0 0 0 2
1936-37 Minneapolis Millers AHA 42 8 15 23 20 6 2 5 7 2
NHL Totals 67 8 4 12 30


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 7, 1927. Traded to Providence (Can-Am) by Montreal for Armand Mondou, December 19, 1928. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September, 1932. Traded to Providence (Can-Am) by Montreal with Armand Mondou for Hago Harrington and Leo Murray with both teams holding right of recall, January, 1933.
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