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Peter Mahovlich
Position Centre
Shot Left
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
Teams NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Hornets
Montreal Voyageurs
Adirondack Red Wings
Fort Worth Wings
Toledo Goaldiggers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 10 1946 (1946-10-10) (age 70),
Timmins, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1963
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1965 – 1982

Peter Joseph 'Pete' "Little M" Mahovlich (b. October 10 1946 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional left winger and head coach who played in the National Hockey League.

Mahovlich was selected second overall of the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft by the Detroit Red Wings from the Hamilton Red Wings. He would play for them on two distinct occasions, as well as for the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The young ontarian didn't have much success in Detroit, scoring only nine times in 82 games spread over 4 seasons with them. Nevertheless, the Canadiens demonstrated interest in him, and obtained him in exchange for Garry Monahan and Doug Piper in 1969. Montreal had just shown some excellent foresight, as Pete Mahovlich became an important factor in the Montreal Canadiens' successes during their Stanley Cup conquests in 1971, 1973, 1976 and 1977, before being dealt to the Penguins with Peter Lee for Pierre Larouche and the rights to Peter Marsh in November 1977. He reached his highest in 1974-75, totalling 117 points, as a member of a strong offensive unit with the likes of Guy Lafleur, Jacques Lemaire, Yvan Cournoyer, Steve Shutt and Bob Gainey. He once again broke the 100 points mark the next season, with 105.

Mahovlich took part in the 1972 Summit Series and to 1976 Canada Cup. He retired from play in 1986, while wearing the IHL's Toledo Goaldiggers colours. He took over the coaching position of the team the next season. He would over the years coach several minor leagues teams before stopping in 1995. He currently is an Atlanta Thrashers' scout.

His brother Frank Mahovlich also enjoyed a successful hockey career.

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