Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pete Horeck
Pete Horeck enjoyed a 426-game NHL career over eight seasons, beginning in 1944-45 as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, who claimed him from Cleveland in the 1944 Intra League Draft. It became evident Horeck had a knack for scoring, netting 20 goals in each of his first two seasons with the Blackhawks. He had drawn the attention of the Detroit Red Wings, who acquired him in a trade with Leo Reise for Adam Brown and Ray Powell in December, 1946.

After three seasons in the Motor City, Horeck was traded to the Boston Bruins in a multi-player deal in the summer of 1949. He played two years there before finishing out his NHL career back where it all began in Chicago.

Although Horeck played on a Detroit team that advanced to the Stanley Cup finals in both 1948 and 1949, he never played on a championship winner, losing both years to the Toronto Maple Leafs. After retiring from the Blackhawks, Horeck played Senior hockey in Northern Ontario until 1957 and then had one final 15-game stint with Charlotte of the EHL in 1959-60.

Horeck now resides in Sudbury, Ontario where he remains active in community services.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1940-41 Parry Sound Pilots OHA-B
1941-42 Atlantic City Sea Gulls EAHL 59 24 30 54 66 14 2 5 7 6
1942-43 Washington Lions AHL 1 1 1 2 2
1942-43 Providence Reds AHL 16 8 8 16 18
1942-43 Cleveland Barons AHL 43 16 11 27 38 4 1 1 2 2
1943-44 Cleveland Barons AHL 54 34 29 63 29 11 4 5 9 14
1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 20 16 36 44
1945-46 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 20 21 41 34 4 0 0 0 2
1946-47 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 4 6 10 12
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 38 12 13 25 59 5 2 0 2 6
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 12 17 29 44 10 3 7 10 12
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 14 16 30 46 11 1 1 2 10
1949-50 Boston Bruins NHL 34 5 5 10 22
1950-51 Boston Bruins NHL 66 10 13 23 57 4 0 0 0 13
1951-52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 60 9 11 20 22
1952-53 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 19 4 8 12 18 3 0 1 1 7
1953-54 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 12 3 5 8 25 11 2 4 6 18
1954-55 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 38 18 18 36 42
1955-56 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 36 12 24 36 30 7 2 1 3 22
1956-57 Sault Ste. Marie Indians NOHA 47 22 20 42 91 10 3 2 5 18
1957-58 Louisville Rebels IHL 15 6 7 13 69
1957-58 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 15 7 4 11 34
1958-59
1959-60 Charlotte Clippers EHL 15 1 1 2 22
NHL Totals 426 106 118 224 340 34 6 8 14 43


Claimed by Chicago from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1944. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Leo Reise for Adam Brown and Ray Powell, December 9, 1946. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Bill Quackenbush for Pete Babando, Clare Martin, Lloyd Durham and Jimmy Peters, August 16, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, November 1, 1951.
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