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Pat Boutette (born March 1, 1952 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre.


He played junior for the London Knights and then played for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs where he was an all-star in 1972-73.

The Toronto Maple Leafs chose him 139th overall in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. Boutette spent two years with the Oklahoma City Blazers then stepped in with the Leafs.

A small player (5'8), he was a tough player who never hesitated to stand up to much bigger players.

He was traded to the Hartford Whalers in the middle of the 1979-8 season. In 1980-81 he scored a career-high 80 points. The following season he was transferred to the Pittsburgh Penguins as compensation for the siging of Greg Millen.

Bouttete did well for the Penguins for two seasons, scoing 27 and 23 goals. By 1983 he was slowing down, He was traded back to the Whalers and retired in 1985.

Boutette retired from the NHL following 752 games, recording 171 goals and 282 assists for 453 points as well as 1354 penalty minutes.

Awards and achievements[]

  • WCHA Second All-Star Team (1973)
  • NCAA West First All-American Team (1973)

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