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Petestemkowski


Peter "Pete" Stemkowski (August 25 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) - is a former player in the National Hockey League. Over fifteen seasons, he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, and Los Angeles Kings.

After playing just over two full seasons with his hometown junior Winnipeg Monarchs (1960-62), Stemkowski transferred to the Toronto Marlboros. He helped them win the Memorial Cup in 1963-64.

He turned pro the next season, but the Toronto Maple Leafs coach Punch Imlach was not a fan of young players. Stemkowski split the next two seasons between the Leafs and their farm team Rochester Americans. He became a full time Leaf in 1966-67 and helped thyem win the Stanley Cup that year.

In 1967-68 Stemkowski was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in the Frank Mahovlich trade. He enjoyed two good seasons with the Wings before they traded him to the New York Rangers in 1970-71.

Stemkowski is best remembered for his heroics in the 1970–71 Stanley Cup semifinals when he scored two overtime goals for the Rangers in an eventual series loss to the Chicago Black Hawks.

He played seven good seasons for the Rangers and then signed with the Los Angeles Kings in 1977 as a free agent. After one season with the Kings and another with the Springfield Indians he retired in 1979, He was coach of the Indians for part of the 1978-79 season.

Since then, Stemkowski has done media work in hockey.


Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1960-61 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 31 22 16 38 29 -- -- -- -- --
1961-62 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 40 31 34 65 106 8 3 7 10 22
1962-63 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 4 5 3 8 8 -- -- -- -- --
Toronto Marlboros MTJAHL 23 16 27 43 44 11 7 17 24 26
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
Rochester Americans AHL 3 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
Toronto Marlboros OHA 51 42 61 103 89 9 5 9 14 8
Memorial Cup -- -- -- -- -- 12 14 17 31 6
1964-65 Rochester Americans AHL 35 17 22 39 52 -- -- -- -- --
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 36 5 15 20 33 6 0 3 3 7
1965-66 Rochester Americans AHL 7 5 5 10 8 -- -- -- -- --
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 4 12 16 55 4 0 0 0 26
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 13 22 35 75 12 5 7 12 20
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 7 15 22 82 -- -- -- -- --
Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 3 6 9 4 -- -- -- -- --
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 21 31 52 81 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 25 24 49 114 4 1 1 2 6
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 2 2 4 8 -- -- -- -- --
New York Rangers NHL 68 16 29 45 61 13 3 2 5 6
1971-72 New York Rangers NHL 59 11 17 28 53 16 4 8 12 18
1972-73 New York Rangers NHL 78 22 37 59 71 10 4 2 6 6
1973-74 New York Rangers NHL 78 25 45 70 74 13 6 6 12 35
1974-75 New York Rangers NHL 77 24 35 59 63 3 1 0 1 10
1975-76 New York Rangers NHL 75 13 28 41 49 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 New York Rangers NHL 61 2 13 15 8 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 13 18 31 33 2 1 0 1 2
1967-68 Springfield Indians AHL 24 3 12 15 8 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 967 206 349 555 866 83 25 29 54 136

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L Results
1978-79 Springfield Indians AHL Head 4th North Div DNQ

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