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Immediately after that, Nolet signed with the [[Quebec Aces]] of the [[American Hockey League]], scoring two goals and an assist in his [[1964–65 AHL season|professional debut]]. He would star with the Aces for three more seasons and part of two others, breaking out in [[1967–68 AHL season|1968]] to lead the league in scoring with 44 goals and 52 assists for 96 points and adding 15 points in ten playoff games as the Aces reached the [[Calder Cup]] finals, a pinnacle Nolet would help them reach the following season as well.
 
Immediately after that, Nolet signed with the [[Quebec Aces]] of the [[American Hockey League]], scoring two goals and an assist in his [[1964–65 AHL season|professional debut]]. He would star with the Aces for three more seasons and part of two others, breaking out in [[1967–68 AHL season|1968]] to lead the league in scoring with 44 goals and 52 assists for 96 points and adding 15 points in ten playoff games as the Aces reached the [[Calder Cup]] finals, a pinnacle Nolet would help them reach the following season as well.
   
In the meantime, however, the expansion Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL had purchased the Aces and the rights to its players in [[1966–67 NHL season|1967]]. The Flyers' early years had a distinct Francophone flavor thereby, with ex-Aces [[Jean-Guy Gendron]], [[André Lacroix]], [[Serge Bernier]], [[Rosaire Paiement]], [[Leon Rochefort]], [[Dick Sarrazin]] and [[Jim Johnson (b. 1942)|Jim Johnson]] playing key roles with the fledgling franchise. Nolet made his NHL debut in [[1967–68 NHL season|1968]] and was a firm fixture by [[1969–70 NHL season|two seasons later]], scoring 22 goals in only 56 games after his permanent promotion from Quebec and adding noteworthy two-way play and penalty killing. He was a regular in Philadelphia for four more years, earning a trip to the All-Star Game in [[1971–72 NHL season|the 1972 season]].
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In the meantime, however, the expansion Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL had purchased the Aces and the rights to its players in [[1966–67 NHL season|1967]]. The Flyers' early years had a distinct Francophone flavor thereby, with ex-Aces [[Jean-Guy Gendron]], [[André Lacroix]], [[Serge Bernier]], [[Rosaire Paiement]], [[Leon Rochefort]], [[Dick Sarrazin]] and [[Jim Johnson]] playing key roles with the fledgling franchise. Nolet made his NHL debut in [[1967–68 NHL season|1968]] and was a firm fixture by [[1969–70 NHL season|two seasons later]], scoring 22 goals in only 56 games after his permanent promotion from Quebec and adding noteworthy two-way play and penalty killing. He was a regular in Philadelphia for four more years, earning a trip to the All-Star Game in [[1971–72 NHL season|the 1972 season]].
   
 
Left unexposed in the [[1974 NHL Expansion Draft]], Nolet was selected fifth overall by the [[Kansas City Scouts]], and was named the team's first captain. Leading a weak squad in scoring [[1974–75 NHL season|that first season]], he was Kansas City's sole representative in the All-Star Game. Halfway through the next year, he was dealt to the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]] before being reacquired by the Scouts' franchise in the 1976 offseason - which had moved to Denver to become the [[Colorado Rockies]]. Once again named to his former post as team captain, Nolet played out the [[1976–77 NHL season|the 1977 campaign]] before retiring.
 
Left unexposed in the [[1974 NHL Expansion Draft]], Nolet was selected fifth overall by the [[Kansas City Scouts]], and was named the team's first captain. Leading a weak squad in scoring [[1974–75 NHL season|that first season]], he was Kansas City's sole representative in the All-Star Game. Halfway through the next year, he was dealt to the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]] before being reacquired by the Scouts' franchise in the 1976 offseason - which had moved to Denver to become the [[Colorado Rockies]]. Once again named to his former post as team captain, Nolet played out the [[1976–77 NHL season|the 1977 campaign]] before retiring.
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