Pierre Pilote

Pierre Pilote
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1975
Pierre Pilote Chex card.jpg
Born(1931-12-11)December 11, 1931
Kenogami, Quebec, Canada
DiedSeptember 9, 2017(2017-09-09) (aged 85)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Played forNHL
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Bisons
Playing career1955–1969

Joseph Albert Pierre Paul Pilote (December 11, 1931 – September 9, 2017) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and perennial All-Star, most notably for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), for which he served as team captain for seven seasons.

Early life

Born in Kenogami, Quebec, Pilote's family moved to Fort Erie, Ontario, when he was 14 years old. Because the local rink collapsed in a storm, Pilote did not play his first organized hockey game until he was 17.[1] He tried out with a Niagara Falls junior B team as a centre, but was turned down because the club needed a defenceman instead. Pilote practiced as a defenceman and joined the team the following season.

Rudy Pilous recruited Pilote to the St. Catharines Teepees of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA); he made the team out of training camp in 1950.[2] Pilote played four full seasons for the minor professional club the Buffalo Bisons of the American Hockey League (AHL). During his fifth season, he was signed by the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), starting his professional career.[1]

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