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Peter Mahovlich

Peter Mahovlich
Pete Mahovlich coaching the Montreal Canadiens Alumni at the Legends Classic in Toronto in 2008
Born (1946-10-10) October 10, 1946
Timmins, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens
Pittsburgh Penguins
AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
Montreal Voyageurs
Adirondack Red Wings
CHL
Fort Worth Wings
IHL
Toledo Goaldiggers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1963
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1965–1982

Peter Joseph "Little M" Mahovlich (born October 10, 1946) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, coach and executive. Known in his playing years as "Little M", as his older brother Frank was the "Big M.", Mahovlich played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with several clubs, including the Montreal Canadiens, where he played with his brother and was a member of four Stanley Cup championship teams.

Playing career

Pete Mahovlich was drafted second overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings twice, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, the Ontario Hockey Association's Hamilton Red Wings, the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets, Montreal Voyageurs, Adirondack Red Wings, the Central Hockey League's Fort Worth Wings and the IHL's Toledo Goaldiggers.

He was an important contributor to the Canadiens' cup-winning teams of 1971, 1973, 1976 and 1977, before eventually being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He enjoyed a breakout season in 1970–71, scoring 35 goals in the regular season and another 10 in the playoffs as the Canadiens won the championship. His best year came in 1974–75, when he racked up 117 points as part of a deep forward corps that included the likes of Guy Lafleur, Jacques Lemaire, Yvan Cournoyer, Steve Shutt and Bob Gainey. He hit the 100-point mark again the following year, finishing with 105.

Pete was immensely popular as a Pittsburgh Penguin, and cheers of "Pete, Pete" were common when he made one of his end-to-end dashes up ice. Pete was characterized as easy going, joyful, and a party-goer in Ken Dryden's book The Game.

In his 16-year NHL career, he totalled 288 goals and 485 assists for 773 points in 884 games. Internationally, he was a member of the 1972 Summit Series, in which he scored a memorable shorthanded goal in Game 2 of the series. He also played on the 1976 Canada Cup team.

Post-playing career

After, his retirement, he was head coach of the

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