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RIP RIOPELLE (1947-1950)

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Riopelle

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 165lbs
Height 5'11"
Date of birth January 30th, 1922
Place of birth Ottawa, ON, CAN
Deceased on September 22nd, 2013
Seasons - MTL 3
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 169 27 16 43 0 73
1947-1948 55 5 2 7 0 12
1948-1949 48 10 6 16 0 34
1949-1950 66 12 8 20 0 27
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 8 1 1 2 0 2
1948-1949 7 1 1 2 0 2
1949-1950 1 0 0 0 0 0
Immediately after Howard “Rip” Riopelle’s returned to civilian life following the end of World War II, the smooth-skating forward launched his pro career with the Quebec Senior Hockey League’s Montreal Royals in 1945-46.

A strong two-way player, Riopelle spent two seasons with the Royals, playing in front of Forum fans. In 1946-47, the team won the Allan Cup and a half dozen players from the championship team took their first strides on NHL ice with the Habs the following year. Among them was 25-year-old left winger, Howard Riopelle.

Assigned to a line with Maurice Richard and Elmer Lach when Toe Blake suffered a career-ending broken leg, the rookie forward was briefly used to try to rekindle the Punch Line before spending the bulk of his three years in Montreal filling a defensive role with Leo Gravelle and Billy Reay on the third trio.

Making the most of his offensive chances, Riopelle increased his scoring totals annually. From a five-goal freshman campaign in 1947-48, he doubled to 10 as a sophomore and then potted an even dozen in 1949-50, his final NHL campaign.

With back injuries making it impossible for Riopelle to continue his NHL career, he returned to the QSHL, this time suiting up for his hometown Senators, playing four seasons before retiring to concentrate on business interests.
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Traded to Ottawa (QMHL) by Montreal for cash, October 4, 1951.