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08-05-2011, 01:16 AM
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Pat Boutette, F (mostly RW)

- 5'8", 175 lbs
- 453 points in 756 games
- 24 points in 46 playoff games
- 74 NHL fights
- killed 27% of his teams' penalties
- 7-year ironman streak
- best percentages by seventies method: 61, 53, 46, 38, 34
- best ES percentages: 70, 44, 39, 39, 38, 38, 33, 32

Famous for throwing the check that began the end of Guy Lafleur's reign as a superstar player.

Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1981
pound for pound, he's as tough as any man in hockey because he backs down from no one... excellent team player, gung-ho type who's a splendid dressing room comedian...
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1982
Nicknamed "bash"... rugged RW who can score, check and hit... at his best in the hand-to-hand, jungle warfare combat in front of the net... he plays aggressively... "Pat plays hard every game," says ex-teammate Blaine Stoughton... "he's a good defensive player", says former coach Don Blackburn...
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1983
Rivals complain about the feisty, tough LW because of his aggressive style of play and willingness to hit and be hit in the corners... at his best in the rough-going in front of the net... always willing to fight...
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1984
never stands pat... loves to hit... even likes being hit... knows how to work in the corners... forte is getting the puck to people who score best... offensive production is a big bonus... tough to keep out of the lineup... hasn't missed a game in seven years...
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1985
hard-nosed competitor... loves to hit... not unwilling to menace an opponent with the stick... always involved in play... makes things happen in offensive zone with scrappy, tenacious play
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Pat Boutette’s career in hockey was consistently marked by a great mental strength that allowed him to face down the odds that tended to jump onto his path from time to time. Standing only 5' 8" high, Boutette knew that he'd have to become a durable mucker who would never back down from anyone, no matter how much bigger his rivals stood. In 1975-76, he got the call to join the Leafs on a line with Dave "Tiger" Williams and Jack Valiquette. Short-guy jokes abounded in the dressing room as Boutette grew in his resolve to work hard and play aggressively against foes of all sizes. It was not uncommon to see him drop the gloves against such leviathans as the Isles' Clark Gillies or the Flyers' Don Saleski. He also managed to find the opposition's net with respectable third-line frequency. Into his fifth season with the Leafs, Boutette was traded to the Hartford Whalers where, despite his short stay, he scored a personal-best 80 points in 80 games for the struggling Whalers. In 1981, he was dispatched to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he continued to play his aggressive game in the company of **** ******* and Rick Kehoe. The only difference between life as a Pen and as a Leaf was that, in Pittsburgh, he tended to score more while making life difficult for opponents along the boards.
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Played in 611 consecutive games from 1975-76 season to 1983-84 season. Streak was fifth-longest in NHL history when it ended on Oct. 30, 1983
strangely, the streak was not recognized in the NHL's official guide and record book. in 1988, the 5th-longest streak is 580 games, skipping over Boutette's mark.

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