Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 2.4.60 Grand Falls, Newfoundland
|How he arrived: Claimed by the St. Louis Blues in the waiver draft, 10.9.84
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers, 9.11.87
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Not many NHLers have come from Newfoundland, but Pichette was one of the ones that did.
He had played for the Quebec Nordiques for four seasons after going undrafted despite a solid junior career. His main
weakness was inconsistency, as well as, from what I've read, being slow and one-dimensional, so he split his time with
the Nords and the Fredericton Express of the AHL.
The waiver draft was the best thing to happen for Pichette, as he had his career year his first season in New Jersey,
leading the way in assists and essentially playing the role of power play specialist. He was on top of his game then, but
it fell drastically the following season large in part to being knocked unconscious on the ice by Blackhawk winger
Wayne Presley. Save for 6 games with the Rangers in 87-88, he ended up not playing in the NHL again.
He retired in 1990 after playing the balance of the season with the Halifax Citadels.