July 30, 1901|
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, CAN
|Died||August 2, 1955
Sainte-Rose, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens|
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.
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.
|1938–39||New Haven Eagles||IAHL||52||8||23||31||16||—||—||—||—||—|
NHL coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|Montreal Canadiens||1939-40||48||10||33||5||25||7th in NHL||Missed playoffs|
Albert "Babe" Siebert
|Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens
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