Pete Babando is confirmed dead at the age of 94.
Pete was best known as a Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings).
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RT @570NEWS: BREAKING: @NHL legend Pete Babando has passed away at the age of 94. He scored the first-ever Game 7 OT…
BREAKING: @NHL legend Pete Babando has passed away at the age of 94. He scored the first-ever Game 7 OT…
Have learned that one of the oldest living Buffalo hockey Bisons, Pete Babando, has passed away at age 94. Babando…
So sorry to hear man. Pete Babando was a legend in the NHL and the @DetroitRedWings lost a hero.
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Pete Babando
Pete Babando.JPG
Born(1925-05-10)May 10, 1925
Braeburn, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedFebruary 19, 2020(2020-02-19) (aged 94)
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
PositionLeft Wing
ShotLeft
Played forBoston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Playing career1945–1967
Peter Joseph Babando (May 10, 1925 - February 19, 2020) was a Canadian ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and New York Rangers. He was born in Braeburn-Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania and raised in South Porcupine, Ontario. During six NHL seasons, Babando scored 86 goals, 73 assists (for 159 points) in 351 regular season games. On April 23, 1950, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, he scored the Cup-clinching goal as a member of the Red Wings, to eliminate the New York Rangers at 8:31 of the second overtime. As of 2019, it remains the only Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final to go multiple overtimes. At the time he was one of the few American-born players in the NHL. The goal was the third and final Stanley Cup playoff goal in Babando's career. About three months later, Babando was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a nine-player deal. Babando was also a member of the Clinton Comets of the Eastern Hockey League. Babando died on February 19th, 2020.
Career statistics
Β 
Β 
RegularΒ season
Β 
Playoffs
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
1943–44
Galt Red Wings
OHA-Jr.
6
2
0
2
10
4
1
2
3
2
1944–45
Galt Red Wings
OHA-Jr.
19
13
10
23
30
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1945–46
Boston Olympics
EAHL
32
25
10
35
50
12
8
8
16
10
1946–47
Hershey Bears
AHL
51
19
26
45
81
11
2
0
2
0
1947–48
Boston Bruins
NHL
60
23
11
34
52
5
1
1
2
2
1948–49
Boston Bruins
NHL
58
19
14
33
34
4
0
0
0
2
1949–50
Detroit Red Wings
NHL
56
6
6
12
25
8
2
2
4
2
1950–51
Chicago Black Hawks
NHL
70
18
19
37
36
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1951–52
Chicago Black Hawks
NHL
49
11
14
25
29
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1952–53
Chicago Black Hawks
NHL
29
5
5
10
14
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1952–53
New York Rangers
NHL
29
4
4
8
4
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1953–54
Buffalo Bisons
AHL
63
21
43
64
46
3
2
0
2
2
1954–55
Buffalo Bisons
AHL
59
20
30
50
61
10
5
6
11
6
1955–56
Buffalo Bisons
AHL
59
26
19
45
65
5
1
1
2
2
1956–57
Buffalo Bisons
AHL
33
7
9
16
30
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1957–58
North Bay Trappers
NOHA
16
9
8
17
44
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1958–59
Whitby Dunlops
OHA-Sr.
50
22
27
49
28
9
3
5
8
8
1958–59
Whitby Dunlops
Al-Cup
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
12
3
5
8
8
1959–60
Whitby Dunlops
OHA-Sr.
53
28
34
62
48
10
8
3
11
12
1960–61
Clinton Comets
EHL
1
0
0
0
2
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1961–62
Clinton Comets
EHL
67
43
68
111
37
6
2
3
5
4
1962–63
Clinton Comets
EHL
66
55
83
138
26
13
9
22
31
16
1963–64
Clinton Comets
EHL
68
26
65
91
34
15
12
11
23
34
1964–65
Clinton Comets
EHL
61
37
65
102
26
11
8
6
14
2
1965–66
Clinton Comets
EHL
1
1
0
1
0
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1966–67
Clinton Comets
EHL
71
39
49
88
101
9
2
4
6
4
NHL totals
351
86
73
159
194
17
3
3
6
6
EAHL/EHL totals
367
226
340
566
276
66
41
54
95
70
AHL totals
265
93
127
220
283
29
10
7
17
10
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