Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marcel Pelletier
Marcel Pelletier was born December 6, 1927 in Drummondville, Quebec. A graduate of the Quebec Junior Hockey League's Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs, Pelletier spent a year with the Ontario Hockey Association Senior 'A' Hockey League's Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen before joining the Quebec Senior Hockey League's Quebec Aces in 1949-50.

Although he spent the majority of the 1949-50 season with the Aces, Pelletier played two games with the United States Hockey League's Kansas City Mohawks before making his NHL debut the Chicago Black Hawks the following year.

The Drummondville, Quebec native began the 1950-51 season with the USHL's Milwaukee Sea Gulls before being loaned to Chicago where he played six games with one win, five losses and a 4.90 goals against average. Even with stops in Milwaukee and Chicago, Pelletier also played one game with the USHL's Omaha Knights.

Pelletier joined the Quebec Major Hockey League's Chicoutimi Sagueneens in 1951-52 and spent two seasons with the team earning QMHL First Team All-Star honours in 1953. Following his two year stint in the QMHL, Pelletier was claimed by the Western Hockey League's Seattle Bombers in the 1953 Inter-League Draft and spent the next nine seasons with numerous teams in the WHL. Throughout his nine years in the WHL, Pelletier captured numerous honours including WHL First Team All-Star (1956), WHL Coast Division First Team All-Star (1957), WHL Coast Division Second Team All-Star (1958), WHL Leading Goaltender Award (1958) and WHL Second Team All-Star (1961).

After playing in his first NHL game back in 1950-51, Pelletier returned to the NHL eleven years later after signing as a free agent with the New York Rangers. Even though he spent the majority of the season with the American Hockey League's Baltimore Clippers, Marcel Pelletier played two games with the Rangers before returning to the minors the following year with the Central Professional Hockey League's St. Paul Rangers where he was a CPHL First Team All-Star.

Pelletier split his 1964-65 season with St. Paul and Baltimore before returning to the WHL the following season. After returning to the WHL in 1965-66, Pelletier joined the Eastern Hockey League's New Jersey Devils in 1966-67 where he spent only one season before joining the QSHL's Rimouski Kades in 1967-68.

In 1968-69, Marcel Pelletier returned to New Jersey where he played his final season of professional hockey.

Throughout his career, Marcel Pelletier played in eight NHL games finishing with a 1-8-6 record and a 4.86 GAA.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1946-47 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs QJHL 24 11 9 4 3 3.36 5 2 3 0 0 4.60
1947-48 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs QJHL 15 5 9 1 1 3.27 3 0 2 1 0 2.33
1948-49 Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 40 27 11 2 4 2.65 12 6 6 0 1 2.58
1949-50 Quebec Aces QSHL 23 14 8 1 2 2.81
1949-50 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 2 1 1 0 0 6.00
1950-51 Milwaukee Seagulls USHL 41 13 23 5 1 4.24
1950-51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 6 1 5 0 0 4.90
1950-51 Omaha Knights USHL 1 0 0 1 0 4.29
1951-52 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMHL 46 21 19 6 2 2.94 18 11 7 0 3 2.30
1952-53 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMHL 59 33 15 11 6 2.43 20 11 9 0 3 2.46
1953-54 Seattle Bombers WHL 68 22 39 7 2 3.47
1954-55 Victoria Cougars WHL 70 33 29 8 6 2.81 4 1 3 0 0 3.43
1955-56 Victoria Cougars WHL 69 35 29 5 8 2.72 9 5 4 0 1 3.07
1956-57 Victoria Cougars WHL 69 29 33 7 4 2.80 3 1 2 0 0 1.81
1956-57 Seattle Americans WHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1956-57 New Westminster Royals WHL 2 0 2 0 0 3.53
1957-58 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 44 21 5 8 2.44 11 8 3 0 0 2.52
1958-59 Victoria Cougars WHL 69 30 35 4 5 3.55 3 0 3 0 0 4.00
1959-60 Victoria Cougars WHL 70 37 29 4 2 2.69 11 6 5 0 2 2.41
1960-61 Victoria Cougars WHL 70 27 41 2 1 3.74 5 2 3 0 0 2.15
1961-62 Los Angeles Blades WHL 67 24 37 6 0 4.13
1962-63 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 1 0 0 4.50
1962-63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 30 16 10 4 1 3.03 3 1 2 0 0 4.00
1963-64 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 61 34 23 3 9 2.97 11 5 6 0 0 4.36
1964-65 Baltimore Clippers AHL 11 5 5 1 1 3.47
1964-65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 32 19 7 5 0 2.87 11 8 3 0 0 2.45
1965-66 Los Angeles Blades WHL 48 15 31 2 0 4.12
1965-66 San Francisco Seals WHL 3 2 1 0 0 2.31
1966-67 Jersey Devils EHL 23 1 2.74 7 1 2.00
1967-68 Rimouski Kades QSHL 43 6 3.37
1968-69 Jersey Devils EHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
NHL Totals 8 1 6 0 0 4.86


QMHL First All-Star Team (1953)
WHL First All-Star Team (1956)
WHL Coast Division First All-Star Team (1957)
WHL Coast Division Second All-Star Team (1958)
Outstanding Goaltender Award (fewest goals against - WHL) (1958)
WHL Second All-Star Team (1961)
CPHL First All-Star Team (1964)
Loaned to Chicago by Milwaukee (USHL) to replace injured Harry Lumley, January, 1951. Claimed by Seattle (WHL) from Chicoutimi (QMHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 10, 1953. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Victoria (WHL) for Carl Kaiser and Fred Brown, August, 1957. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, June, 1962.
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