Alfred Lépine

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Alfred Lépine
Born (1901-07-30)July 30, 1901
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, CAN
Died August 2, 1955(1955-08-02) (aged 54)
Sainte-Rose, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1925–1939

Joseph Alfred Pierre Hormisdas "Pit" Lépine (July 30, 1901 – August 2, 1955) was a Canadian ice hockey forward and coach. He was born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.

Lepine played in the National Hockey League from 1925 to 1939, spending his entire career with the Montreal Canadiens, winning two Stanley Cups, in 1930 and 1931. Lepine, a center, played over 500 games with Montreal and was an excellent goal scorer who could also check and battle for the puck in the corners. He had played senior hockey in Montreal with the Royals, Hochelega and Nationale squads.

After 13 years in the NHL, Lepine finally played a year in the minors with the New Haven Eagles of the AHL in 1938–39.

When Babe Siebert drowned in 1939 after being named the coach of the Canadiens, Lepine was named coach for the 1939–40 season. The erosion of talent from older players and failure to bring in adequate youngsters doomed the team to a last place finish that season and he was fired and replaced by Dick Irvin who would rebuild the team.

Pit suffered a paralytic stroke in 1951, and had two more strokes in 1954. He died August 2, 1955 in a convalescent home in Ste-Rose, Quebec from effects of these strokes, only three days after he turned 54.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1922–23 Montreal Royals MCHL 4 2 0 2
1922–23 Montreal Shamrocks MCHL 1 1 0 1 2
1923–24 Montreal Hochelaga MCHL 9 3 0 3 2
1924–25 Montreal Nationale ECHL 15 8 0 8
1925–26 Montreal Canadiens NHL 27 9 1 10 18
1925–26 Montreal Nationale ECHL 3 2 0 2 0
1926–27 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 16 1 17 20 4 0 0 0 4
1927–28 Montreal Canadiens NHL 20 4 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 0
1928–29 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 6 1 7 48 3 0 0 0 2
1929–30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 24 9 33 47 6 2 2 4 6
1930–31 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 17 7 24 63 10 4 2 6 6
1931–32 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 19 11 30 42 3 1 0 1 4
1932–33 Montreal Canadiens NHL 46 8 8 16 45 2 0 0 0 2
1933–34 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 10 8 18 44 2 0 0 0 0
1934–35 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 12 19 31 16 2 0 0 0 2
1935–36 Montreal Canadiens NHL 32 6 10 16 4
1936–37 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 7 8 15 15 5 0 1 1 0
1937–38 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 5 14 19 24 3 0 0 0 0
1938–39 New Haven Eagles IAHL 52 8 23 31 16
NHL totals 526 143 98 241 392 41 7 5 12 26

NHL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
Montreal Canadiens 1939-40 48 10 33 5 25 7th in NHL Missed playoffs

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Alfred Lépine's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Preceded by
Albert "Babe" Siebert
Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens
1939–40
Succeeded by
Dick Irvin