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C Pete Stemkowski

1x Stanley Cup Champion
1968 NHL All Star Game Participant
3x Top 13 Goals Playoffs (3, 5, 13)
2x Top 8 Assists Playoffs (3, 8)
3x Top 11 Points Playoffs (2, 11, 11)
16th in Assists, 73-74
26th in Points, 73-74

Quietly Pete Stemkowski had a solid NHL career that lasted 14 years. A useful and aggressive forward, "Stemmer" always took a back seat of attention wherever he played.

Pete Stemkowski played six strong seasons in New York. Despite 3 20+ goal seasons as a Ranger and some fine team play, Stemkowski never again sipped champagne from Lord Stanley's Cup. The Rangers came oh so close to the Stanley Cup three times, however it was not meant to be.

By this time, he was regarded as one of the better face-off men in the game, and was one of the up-and-coming players on a team that featured veteran legends like Howe and Delvecchio

Pete Stemkowski, who played center, is also remembered as one of the top faceoff players of the NHL.

Stemkowski was also adept at verbally skewering opposing centers, a distinct advantage when he lined up for a faceoff.

"Believe me, that stuff worked," Stemkowski recalled years later. "It's not that hard to throw a guy off guard, especially on faceoffs, by getting on his nerves."

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