1971 NHL Entry Draft Pick
Round Overall
10 111
Andre Peloffy
Selected by New York from Rosemont (QMJHL)
New York Rangers Rosemont National
Andre Peloffy

5-foot-8, 160 pounds

Left-hand shot


Pre-Draft Statistics

Year Team League GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Laval QJHL -- -- -- -- --
1969-70Laval QMJHL 56 37 43 80 67
1970-71 Rosemont QMJHL 60 49 69 118 67

Pre-Draft Notes

Born in France, but emigrated to Canada with family as a 1-year-old baby. 
French • Born February 25, 1951 in Sete, France • Hometown: Ste. Lucie, Quebec

Career Vitals

First contract: 1971
Debut: October 9, 1974
(Washington at N.Y. Rangers)
Final NHL game: November 30, 1974
(Washington at Toronto)
Retired: 1990
Stanley Cup: Never won
Number: 26

Career NHL Statistics

Team: Washington
Year: 1974. Playoffs: None

Regular Season
1 year 9 0 0 0 0
Stanley Cup Playoffs
0 years 0 0 0 0 0
Complete statistics available at NHL.com 

Pre-Draft Highlights

Named left wing on Metropolitan Montreal Junior B league's All-Star First Team with St. Laurent in 1967-68. ... Finished seventh in QMJHL scoring race with 118 points in 1970-71. 

Career Highlights

Won EHL North Rookie of Year award with New Haven in 1971-72. ... Played on first Washington Capitals team in inaugural 1974-75 season and made his NHL debut in team's first game on Oct. 9, 1974, vs. N.Y. Rangers at Madison Square Garden. ... Won AHL John B. Sollenberger Trophy as league's top scorer with 99 points for Springfield in 1976-77. ... Led Springfield (AHL) in goals (42), assists (57) and points (99) in 1976-77. ... Tied for fifth in AHL with 88 points for Springfield in 1977-78. ... Served as Springfield (AHL) captain in 1978-79. ... Won France league championship with Tours in 1980. ... Named to IIHF World Championship Pool C All-Star Team with France in 1981. ... Won France league championship with Saint-Gervais in 1983. ... Named to IIHF World Championship Pool C All-Star Team with France in 1983. ... Was France national team captain from 1984 to 1988. ... Won France league championship with Saint-Gervais in 1985 and 1986. ... Won France league championship with Paris in 1989. ... Ended his international playing career as France's all-time leading scorer in IIHF compeititon, having scored 55 points in 42 games representing his country. He also served as France's captain at four IIHF events in which he competed, including the 1988 Olympics. ... Won France league championship as head coach of Brest in 1996 and 1997. ... Inducted into France's Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

International Tournaments

Note: All games played for French National Team
1981:World Championships at Beijing, China (fifth place, Pool C)
1982:World Championships at Jaca, Spain (fourth place, Pool C)
1983:World Championships at Budapest, Hungary (fifth place, Pool C)
1985: World Championships at Megeve, Chamonix, and Saint-Gervais, France (first place, Pool C)
1986:World Championships at Eindhoven, Netherlands (fourth place, Pool B)
1987:World Championships at Canazei, Italy (fourth place, Pool B)
1988:Olympics at Calgary, Alberta (11th place)

Transaction History

July 29, 1974 -- Rights sold by N.Y. Rangers to Washington. The sale came out of a deal made prior to the June 12 NHL Expansion Draft in which the Capitals agreed not to select certain players off of N.Y. Rangers' roster. Aug. 27, 1977 -- Signed WHA contract with New England.

Life Outside the NHL

Full Name: Andre Charles Peloffy

Other Post-Draft Teams: New Haven (EHL); Providence (AHL); Richmond, Springfield (AHL); New England (WHA); Tours (France); Villach (Austria); St. Gervais, Chamonix, Paris (France)

Coaching Career: Named Paris (France) player-assistant coach prior to 1988-89 season and remained in that position through 1989-90 season. ... Named Paris (France) assistant coach prior to 1990-91 season and remained in that position through 1990-91 season. ... Named Briancon (France) head coach prior to 1991-92 season and remained in that position through 1991-92 season. ... Named Brest (France) head coach prior to 1992-93 season and remained in that position through 1996-97 season. ... Named Fribourg-Gotteron (Switzerland) head coach prior to 1997-98 season and remained in that position through 1998-99 season. ... Named Zug (Switzerland) head coach prior to 2000-01 season and remained in that position through 2000-01 season. ... Named Brest (France) head coach on Nov. 26, 2009, and remained in that position through 2010-11 season. ... Named Bordeaux (France) head coach on Feb. 6, 2012, and remained in that position until Feb. 19, 2012, when he resigned by saying he didn't feel team was in position to be competitive due to issues with the arena.


Selected by Quebec Nordiques in 1972 WHA Draft -- first-ever WHA Draft -- in February 1972. Left North America after the 1978-79 season to continue career in his native France. Returned from France to join Springfield (AHL) for end of 1980-81 season and playoffs. Coached youth baseball in Laval, Quebec, during off-seasons of his playing days.
Total Selected: 117
Forwards: 63
Defense: 45
Goaltenders: 9
Major Junior: 84
College Players: 19
Canadian: 107
Euro-Canadian: 2
American: 8
European: 0
Reached NHL: 50
Won Stanley Cup: 5
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 10
Year-end All-Star: 5
Olympians: 4
Picks Traded: 18


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