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Mitch Pechet

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Height  5.08 ft 0 in (155 cm)
Playing career  1937–1952
Spouse  Judy Shapiro
NHL Draft  n/a
Weight  77 kg
Shot  Right
Died  September 30, 2009
Position  Right Wing
Name  Mitch Pechet

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Born  7 May 1918 Cupar, Saskatchewan, Canada (1918-05-07)
Played for  Brandon Wheat Kings, New York Rovers

Mitch Pechet (May 7, 1918, Cupar, Saskatchewan – September 30, 2009) was a professional National Hockey League (NHL) and United States Hockey League (USHL) right winger. At the age of 18 he was drafted into the New York Rangers, playing professionally until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939. He played for 11 pro seasons.


Awards and achievements

  • United States Hockey League (USHL) Championship (1949)
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • World War II service

    Pechet served his country during World War II. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), signing up in 1940. His wartime service lasted until May 8, 1945 (V.E.Day), and he left the Air Force as a Flight Sergeant.

    Both of Pechet's brothers joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). His oldest brother was killed on his 17th operational mission in December 1944.


    Mitch Pechet Wikipedia

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