Pete Babando

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Pete Babando
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Born (1925-05-10) May 10, 1925 (age 92)
Braeburn, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Playing career 1945–1967

Peter Joseph Babando (born May 10, 1925) is a former National Hockey League player who skated for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and New York Rangers. During six NHL seasons, Babando scored 86 goals, 73 assists (for 159 points) in 351 regular season games. However, Babando's mark in history was made on April 23, 1950 in Game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. As a member of the Red Wings, he scored a sudden death (and Cup-clinching goal) to eliminate the Rangers at 8:31 of the second overtime. At the time he was one of the few American-born players in the NHL. Babando scored only three playoff goals in his career. He was born in Braeburn-Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania and raised in South Porcupine, Ontario.

Babando was also a key member of the Clinton Comets of the Eastern Hockey League. As of 2015 he lives in South Porcupine, Ontario.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1943–44 Galt Red Wings OHA-Jr. 6 2 0 2 10 4 1 2 3 2
1944–45 Galt Red Wings OHA-Jr. 19 13 10 23 30
1945–46 Boston Olympics EAHL 32 25 10 35 50 12 8 8 16 10
1946–47 Hershey Bears AHL 51 19 26 45 81 11 2 0 2 0
1947–48 Boston Bruins NHL 60 23 11 34 52 5 1 1 2 2
1948–49 Boston Bruins NHL 58 19 14 33 34 4 0 0 0 2
1949–50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 56 6 6 12 25 8 2 2 4 2
1950–51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 18 19 37 36
1951–52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 49 11 14 25 29
1952–53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 29 5 5 10 14
1952–53 New York Rangers NHL 29 4 4 8 4
1953–54 Buffalo Bisons AHL 63 21 43 64 46 3 2 0 2 2
1954–55 Buffalo Bisons AHL 59 20 30 50 61 10 5 6 11 6
1955–56 Buffalo Bisons AHL 59 26 19 45 65 5 1 1 2 2
1956–57 Buffalo Bisons AHL 33 7 9 16 30
1957–58 North Bay Trappers NOHA 16 9 8 17 44
1958–59 Whitby Dunlops OHA-Sr. 50 22 27 49 28 9 3 5 8 8
1958–59 Whitby Dunlops Al-Cup 12 3 5 8 8
1959–60 Whitby Dunlops OHA-Sr. 53 28 34 62 48 10 8 3 11 12
1960–61 Clinton Comets EHL 1 0 0 0 2
1961–62 Clinton Comets EHL 67 43 68 111 37 6 2 3 5 4
1962–63 Clinton Comets EHL 66 55 83 138 26 13 9 22 31 16
1963–64 Clinton Comets EHL 68 26 65 91 34 15 12 11 23 34
1964–65 Clinton Comets EHL 61 37 65 102 26 11 8 6 14 2
1965–66 Clinton Comets EHL 1 1 0 1 0
1966–67 Clinton Comets EHL 71 39 49 88 101 9 2 4 6 4
NHL totals 351 86 73 159 194 17 3 3 6 6
EAHL/EHL totals 367 226 340 566 276 66 41 54 95 70
AHL totals 265 93 127 220 283 29 10 7 17 10

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