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Leon Rochefort
Leon Rochefort
Right Wing
Number: 11
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: May 4, 1939
Birthplace: Cap-de-la-madeleine, QC, Canada
Hometown: Cap de la Madeleine, Que.
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Montreal for Kerry Ketter and cash on May 25, 1971.
Leon Rochefort played his junior hockey for the Guelph Biltmores of the OHA from 1957 to 1959. As property of the New York Rangers, the right winger turned pro in their chain with the Trois-Rivieres Lions of the EPHL. The move marked the beginning of a lengthy career that was divided into two phases.

The first phase spanned the years leading up to the NHL's first major expansion in 1967. During that time, Rochefort performed primarily as a minor leaguer in the Rangers' and Canadiens' organizations. Each year he was called up from the American League to perform some spot duty as a roster substitute at the NHL level.

His best season came during the 1966-67 campaign while with the Habs when he picked up 16 points in 27 games. He also stuck around for the playoffs, making it all of the way to the finals before bowing out to the Leafs.

The second and more productive phase of Rochefort's career came with his selection by the Philadelphia Flyers in the expansion draft. His first full season with the club proved to be the best of his career when he garnered 42 regular-season points plus a couple of goals in the playoffs. But from then on, his play leveled off to that of an NHL journeyman.

After his second season with the Flyers, Rochefort found himself falling into a pattern of changing NHL clubs every one or two years. First he put in a season with the Kings, then another with the Canadiens. They in turn sent him to the Red Wings in 1970-71. A year and a half later, he was on the move to the Atlanta Flames who made use of his veteran services until 1974. It was at that time that the aging winger made his final NHL stop with the Vancouver Canucks. He was good for about a year and a half before he was demoted to the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL. He completed the 1975-76 campaign and then retired for good.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80