1970 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Round Overall
2 19
Pete Laframboise
Selected by Oakland from Ottawa (OHA)
Oakland Seals Ottawa 67s
Pete Laframboise

6-foot-2, 185 pounds

Left-hand shot


Pre-Draft Statistics

Year Team League GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Ottawa OHA 35 6 5 11 36
1968-69Ottawa OHA 47 31 39 70 98
1969-70 Ottawa OHA 54 26 46 72 68

Pre-Draft Notes

Missed part of 1968-69 season with broken ankle.
Canadian • Born Jan. 18, 1950 in Ottawa, Ontario • Hometown: Ottawa • Died March 19, 2011

Career Vitals

First contract: 1970
Debut: January 7, 1972
(California vs. Detroit)
Final NHL game: April 26, 1975 (playoffs)
(Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Islanders)
Retired: 1979
Stanley Cup: Never won
Numbers worn: 24 (California); 19 (Washington);
27 (Pittsburgh

Career NHL Statistics

Teams: California, Washington, Pittsburgh
Years: 1972-1975. Playoffs: 1975

Regular Season
4 years 227 33 55 88 70
Stanley Cup Playoffs
1 year 9 1 0 1 0
Complete statistics available at NHL.com 

Career Highlights

Also played left wing during his pro career, beginning in 1972-73 season. ... Scored four goals for Baltimore (AHL) in team's 6-1 home win vs. Providence on Dec. 7, 1971. Three goals came in the second period, and he had a natural hat trick in scoring the game's first three goals over the first 37:41 to earn AHL Player of Week honors. ... Finished sixth in AHL in goals (37) and tied for sixth in points (81) with Baltimore in 1971-72, leading his own team in points. ... Named to AHL All-Star First Team with Baltimore in 1971-72, leading all AHL players in the All-Star voting. ... Scored four goals for California in 11-3 home win over Vancouver on Jan. 3, 1973, becoming the first player in franchise history to have a four-goal game (a record that was tied by others but still stood when the franchise folded in 1978). The goals came at 8:21 of the first period for a 1-1 tie, at 14:36 of the second to make it 5-2, at 4:03 of the third for an 8-3 lead, and at 9:15 of the third to put the Seals up 10-3. ... Was a member of the first Washington Capitals team during franchise's inaugural 1974-75 season but did not play in the team's first-ever game. He made his Capitals debut in the team's second game of the season at Minnesota.

Transaction History

June 12, 1974 -- Claimed by Washington from California in NHL Expansion Draft. Jan. 21, 1975 -- Traded by Washington to Pittsburgh in exchange for Ron Jones. May 1976 -- Signed WHA contract with Edmonton as an unrestricted free agent because the team that had held his rights (former Los Angeles franchise) had folded. Sept. 20, 1977 -- Traded by Edmonton with Dan Arndt and Chris Evans to Birmingham in exchange for Lou Nistico and Jeff Jacques. December 1977 -- Signed with Los Angeles as an unrestricted free agent.

Life Outside the NHL

Full Name: Peter Alfred Laframboise

Other Post-Draft Teams: Providence (AHL); Baltimore (AHL); Hershey (AHL); Edmonton (WHA); Springfield, Binghamton (AHL)

Career Beyond Hockey: Returned to his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, and went on to enjoy a successful career in the direct-mailing business. He eventually founded Rideau Mailing Services in 1988.


Selected by Los Angeles Sharks in 1972 WHA Draft -- the first WHA Draft -- in February 1972. Played one game for Oshawa (OHA) in 1966-67 while spending season in Junior B. Shifted from his natural position of center to left wing with California for 1972-73 season. Played fast-pitch softball during off-seasons of his early pro playing career.
Total Selected: 115
Forwards: 67
Defense: 36
Goaltenders: 12
Major Junior: 87
College Players: 18
Canadian: 109
Euro-Canadian: 0
American: 6
European: 0
Reached NHL: 62
Won Stanley Cup: 12
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 11
Year-end All-Star: 4
Olympians: 2
Picks Traded: 13


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