Pete (Peter) George Donnelly (born June 14, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan ) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender. He played professionally for several teams including the New York Raiders, Quebec Nordiques and Vancouver Blazers of the World Hockey Association (WHA).
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Donnelly played junior hockey with the QHA Quebec A's, the OHA Ottawa 67's and Kitchener Rangers, before turning pro with the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 1970. He was selected by the New York Raiders in the 1972 selection draft and he joined the Raiders that season, playing 47 games. In the off-season, he was traded to the Vancouver Blazers, where he played one season before playing with the minor Tulsa Oilers in 1974–75. He joined the Quebec Nordiques organization in the off-season and he played with the Maine Nordiques farm team for the season, with a four-game callup with the Quebec club. He was out of hockey in 1976–77, but played one more season professionally with the Long Beach Sharks/Rockets of the Pacific Hockey League in 1977–78 before retiring from professional ice hockey.