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Friday, September 23, 2011

Sept 23--Christian Bordeleau

Christian Bordeleau

Bordeleau started his National Hockey League career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1969. He also played for the Chicago Black Hawks and St. Louis  Blues. He left the NHL after the 1972 season and would also play in the World Hockey Association for the Winnipeg Jets and Quebec Nordiques. He won the Stanley Cup in 1969 with the Montreal Canadiens.

In May, 1970 the Canadiens traded Bordeleau to St. Louis for cash. In his one full season in Missouri he tallied 53 points in 78 games. Midway through the 1971-72 season he was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks. He finished the year with Chicago but felt he was not getting the ice-time necessary to develop his skills. In February, 1972 he was selected by the Los Angeles Sharks in the WHA's General Player Draft. The new league offered large salaries and the prospect of more ice time for players like Bordeleau, who jumped at the chance. In the summer of 1972 his WHA rights were traded to the Winnipeg Jets where he played for just over two years. In the league's first year Bordeleau and the Jets advanced to the championship finals, losing to the New England Whalers.
The Quebec Nordiques obtained Bordeleau in a trade with the Jets in December, 1974 and he remained with the club through the 1978-79 season when the WHA folded. He surpassed 100 points in two of those years with Quebec. In 1977 the Nordiques won the Avco Cup, beating the Winnipeg Jets in a close seven-game series.
Bordeleau's brothers, J.P and Paulin, also played in the NHL.

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Received these blue ink signed cards TTM.

Index card and business card.

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