Mel Pearson (ice hockey, born 1938)

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This article is about the National Hockey League player. For his son, see Mel Pearson.
Mel Pearson
Born (1938-04-29)April 29, 1938
Flin Flon, MB, CAN
Died January 9, 1999(1999-01-09) (aged 60)
Flin Flon, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1957–1973

George Alexander Melvin Pearson (April 29, 1938 – January 9, 1999)[1] was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 38 games in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. He also played 70 games in the World Hockey Association with the Minnesota Fighting Saints.

Personal[edit]

Person was the father of Mel and Ted Pearson, who both went on to have hockey-related careers of their own.

Mel is the current Head Coach of the Michigan Tech Huskies men's ice hockey team, and Ted was a former Calgary Flames draft pick that played over 200 games of professional hockey in the AHL, IHL, and Germany's second-tier Bundesliga.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1955–56 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 26 23 49 32
1956–57 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 56 59 49 108 86 10 13 9 22 6
1957–58 Providence Reds AHL 10 1 2 3 0
1957–58 Trois-Rivières Lions QHL 54 17 28 45 60
1958–59 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 16 33 49 35 8 1 2 3 11
1959–60 Trois-Rivières Lions EPHL 43 21 23 44 26
1959–60 New York Rangers NHL 23 1 5 6 13
1960–61 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 69 20 27 47 62 7 1 1 2 10
1961–62 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 66 23 38 61 44 7 1 0 1 10
1961–62 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1962–63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 67 13 29 42 40 3 1 1 2 4
1962–63 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 0 1 6
1963–64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 68 8 22 30 35
1964–65 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 0 0 4
1964–65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 61 24 46 70 30 11 5 7 12 20
1965–66 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 18 40 58 30
1966–67 Los Angeles Blades WHL 68 17 45 62 24
1967–68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1967–68 Portland Buckaroos WHL 68 19 20 39 16 12 1 4 5 7
1968–69 Portland Buckaroos WHL 74 19 26 45 44 11 0 1 1 10
1969–70 Portland Buckaroos WHL 72 26 22 48 24 11 2 4 6 30
1970–71 Portland Buckaroos WHL 72 23 19 42 52 11 1 6 7 10
1971–72 Portland Buckaroos WHL 72 21 38 59 45 11 1 1 2 17
1972–73 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 70 8 12 20 12 6 3 0 3 0
NHL Totals 38 2 6 8 25

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